We invite you to explore baptism at Old North Church. Holy Baptism is one of the great sacraments of the Christian Church and the beginning of a lifelong journey in the Christian faith. If you are interested in joining the Church through baptism, we invite you to explore this website and contact our Assistant Vicar, the Reverend Eleanor Terry or fill out the form below.
Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God.
Since baptism is the means through which someone joins the Church, we expect baptismal candidates and their families to worship regularly at Old North as a way to discern the call to baptism and to explore their interest in joining our faith community. After getting to know us, the baptismal process begins with a conversation with the Rev. Eleanor Terry, our assistant vicar.
Holy Baptism is customarily celebrated on the following Feast Days:
On occasion, other dates can be arranged with permission of the clergy. Baptisms are only held on Sundays during our regular services, or at the Easter Vigil.
In the Episcopal Church, Holy Baptism is available to both children and adults who desire to enter into the life of the Christian faith, and who have not been previously baptized in another Christian tradition.
All baptismal candidates (and their parents, if children) are expected to meet with a clergy person for baptismal instruction and an introduction into the Episcopal Church and our community here at Old North.
There is no fee for baptism. Thank offerings to the church are gratefully accepted and baptized members of the parish are expected to help support the parish financially as pledging members.
The Sacrament of Baptism invites Christians into a lifelong commitment to the Christian faith. The solemn vows and promises made at baptism define our faith and our relationship to God, the Church and the world.
In baptism we commit to the following vows and promises:
Contact us for more information about baptisms please fill out the form below: