Baptism Requirements

BAPTISM IN THE ANGLICAN PASTORAL DISTRICT OF YANKALILLA AND DELAMERE.

Baptism is a sacrament of belonging. It marks a significant moment, both in the life of the candidate, and in the church community, family and friends. It is a celebration of a new beginning in becoming a member of Christ’s body, the Church. Baptism immerses us in a new life given to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter. When we come for baptism, we are saying “yes” to God’s love and desire for us to belong to the community of God’s people. We are baptised into the membership of the Universal Christian Church, not merely as members of a particular denomination or parish.

Baptism is usually during the Sunday Mass. It is a sacrament that involves the whole Christian community. The presence of other Christians reminds us that in being baptised, you are being supported by becoming a member of Christ’s Church.

Parents and Godparents (Sponsors)
Children are baptised in response to the faith of their parents, who, together with the Godparents, make the baptismal promises on behalf of the child. Godparents should be chosen with great care. They should be baptised themselves and should be practicing Christians not necessarily Anglican. They need to make certain promises to support the child in bringing them up as a member of the Church’s worshipping community.

Anyone can be baptised at any time in their life, and so we welcome adults to be baptised. Preparation for this is important because we are preparing the individual for the Christian life, where as for baptism of children, we begin with faithful parents who will spend a number of years nurturing their children in the Christian faith, along with their godparents. For more information about baptism of an adult, please contact the Parish Priest.

To arrange or speak further about a baptism please contact
The Parish Priest on 0409 441 246 or by email

Click Here to fill out the baptism application for a child

Click here for the baptism form for an ADULT..