Baptism is a Sacramental Rite of the Church, by which children and adults are admitted as full members of the Christian church
What is Baptism
At St James Church, there is a requirement that if the member to be baptised, or in the case of a parent or guardian who is not
a member of a Christian church, then attendance at the weekly services will be required for at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to the
baptism taking place.
God Parents also will need to be baptised members of the Christian Church
It is expected that the Parents or guardians and God Parents of children being baptised, will make a committment to the
continuing christian education of the child, until they are able to be confirmed. Usually this will be about ages 7 to 10.
To this end, older children should be brought to Sunday School, and participate in the Sunday services.
Infants should be brought by their parents to the usual Sunday services.
Those whom have been confirmed, and adults who have been baptised, will of course take their place in the affairs and
worship of the church.
Baptism of an infant at St James
Baptism of an adult by full immersion
Christian baptism is always by: water, the sign of the cross and in the threefold name of The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit.