At St Andrew's we welcome the opportunity to receive people into the family of the church.
Baptisms, also known as christenings ('being made like Christ'), are held on the third Sunday of every month as part of the 10 am service. The service takes approximately one hour.
Two things occur in baptism. First, God through the Holy Spirit makes a person a new creation. In spiritual terms, he or she is born again. Baptism acknowledges the person as a child of God. At baptism, a person also becomes a member of the Christian church. Baptism is the initiation rite of the church.
In baptism, the promises of God are visibly signed and sealed for us. We are joined to Christ, and made members of his body, the Church Universal.