Through Holy Baptism we become a child of God, a member of Christ, and an inheritor of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Baptism is far more than a ‘nice thing to do’ or a family tradition. Baptism is a choice made to show that we are followers of Jesus.
Baptism involves a public statement of belief in the Christian faith.
Promises are made about following God’s way as shown to us by Jesus.
In Infant baptism, promises are made on behalf of the child by the parent/godparent/sponsor and Parish. The Holy Spirit is able to work within us, and through others, regardless of our age. Adults and teenagers make these promises for themselves, but may also choose godparents/sponsors to support them in their decision.
Once a person is baptised they become part of a larger community.
In baptism we become full members of the body of Christ.
We believe that "there is one faith, one Lord, and one baptism...one God and Father of all."