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Baptisms and Confirmations

Baptism and Confirmation are two fundamental sacraments within the Anglican Church, both playing pivotal roles in the spiritual journey of individuals seeking to deepen their faith and commitment to Christianity. Baptisms (for both adults and infants) and Confirmations can be offered by St Margaret’s, by negotiation with the Parish Priest. Please contact our Parish Priest to discuss a Baptism or Confirmation at St Margaret’s.

Baptisms and Confirmations are conducted as part of an appropriate Sunday Service. Baptism is not just a personal or family event; it is a communal celebration within the Anglican Church. By conducting baptisms during Sunday services, the entire congregation participates in welcoming and witnessing the baptism of new members into the faith.


Infant baptism in the Anglican Church is a sacrament where newborns or young children are baptized with water as a sign of God’s love and grace. Through this sacrament, infants are initiated into the Christian faith and become part of the wider Church community. During the Baptism, the child’s parents and godparents make promises before God and the Church community to nurture the child’s faith and guide them in their Christian journey. Infant baptism is a profound declaration of God’s presence and love in the child’s life, marking them as part of the larger Christian family.

Adult baptism in the Anglican Church is a profound and voluntary expression of faith for individuals who have reached an age of understanding and personal commitment to Christianity. Unlike infant baptism, adult baptism in the Anglican tradition is a conscious choice made by individuals who have chosen to embrace Christ and it represents a personal declaration of faith, repentance, and a desire to be cleansed of sin.


Confirmation represents a significant milestone in the spiritual journey of Anglican Christians.

Typically administered by a Bishop, Confirmation is a sacrament of strengthening and affirmation. It builds upon the foundation laid during baptism when individuals, often in their adolescence or adulthood, publicly reaffirm their commitment to the Christian faith.

Through the laying on of hands and the anointing with holy oil, candidates receive the Holy Spirit, empowering them to live out their faith more fully and engage more deeply in the life of the Church.