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For Adults and for Infants

Article 27 (Baptism according to the 39 Articles of Faith)
Baptism is a sign of the faith we profess and a mark that differentiates Christian persons from those who are unbaptised; and it is also a sign of regeneration or new birth by which, as by an instrument, those who receive baptism rightly are grafted into the Church, the promises of forgiveness of sin and of our adoption to be the sons of God are visibly signified and sealed, and faith is confirmed and grace increased by virtue of prayer to God. The baptism of young children is under all circumstances to be retained in the Church as a practice fully agreeable with the institution of Christ.

Infant Baptism

Will you baptise my baby?

At St Stephens we take baptism very seriously. We believe that baptism is a sign of a personal commitment to Jesus as Lord. In order for us to baptise your baby you will need to be a part of the St Stephens family and be able to make the baptism promises.

Must I?

Should I be baptised?

Baptism is not necessary for your salvation, that comes only through faith in what Jesus did for us on the cross. However, for all believers, the Bible does command baptism as a sign of our commitment to Christ.

I've been Christened

Can I still be baptised?

If you were baptised as an infant you do not need to be baptised again. However we do suggest that you make a public re-affirmation of your faith.

Want to know more?

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To discuss baptism further with a member of the pastoral staff give us a call and ask for an appointment: (021) 683 4945