Baptism

fontWe are pleased if you, or someone close to you, is considering seeking baptism for a child at one of the three churches of the Parish of March.

The gift of faith is the most precious thing a child can be given.  Because the Sacrament – “an outward sign of an inward grace”, given to you by God – of Baptism is so precious, our church community is committed to helping you prepare for your child’s Baptism, so that it will mark the beginning of a life-long journey with Jesus.

Through the symbolism of water, Baptism signifies a desire to cleanse us from all those things that keep us far from God. This promise of cleansing from sin, along with that of new life, is offered to all those who put their trust in God and his Son Jesus Christ.

Preparatory Steps for Child Baptism in the Parish of March

  1. Come to ‘check us out’ and consider becoming a part of our community.  Regularly attending worship will give you a stronger sense of ..‘who we are’.. as a parish family.  Find out about the many activities we offer to support you on your Christian journey – among them our Moms & Tots group.  If you wish to know more about Christian education for your child, contact Sonia Francis, our Sunday School Coordinator.
  2. At your earliest opportunity, have a cup of coffee ‘on us’ in the church hall after the service.  Ask to speak with one of our priests – the Rev. Canon Wilker-Blakely or the Rev. Dunn.  Allow us some time to get together and get acquainted with one another.
  3. Contact the church office at 613-592-4747 to obtain a Baptismal Request Form.  Complete and return it.
  4. Try to make your home a place where there are resources available to your child to help them learn more about the faith into which they have been baptised.

Are You Seeking Adult Baptism?

If so, please contact the Rev. Canon John Wilker-Blakely or the Rev. Mervyn Dunn directly or through the Parish Office at 613-592-4747.