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Baptism is the sign of membership in God’s family, the Church. It symbolises the new life of belonging to God through Jesus Christ. It is our most significant symbol, marking entry into the Church and our commitment to follow Jesus throughout our lives. We baptise both adults and the children of believers. If you would like to get baptised or have your child baptised, please contact us.


Baptism is entry into God's Family, the Church. In joining God's Family, it is important to become familiar with the local church in which you want to be baptised and grow in faith. We recommend attending one of our services at St James' and making yourself known to our clergy and church community as you enquire about baptism.

In baptism, promises are made to follow Jesus, as God reaches out to us and confirms his grace through his promised cleansing. As the baptism service says, "Baptism with water signifies the cleansing from sin that Jesus’ death makes possible, and the new life that God gives us through the Holy Spirit. In baptism, the promises of God are visibly signed and sealed for us.  We are joined to Christ, and made members of his body, the Church universal."

As an Anglican church, we baptise both adults who wish to affirm their faith and also the children of believers. Regarding children, the baptism service says: “Children are baptised in response to God’s all-embracing love. Parents and godparents who have responded to that love come now to bring their child for baptism.  Before this congregation they must express their own trust and commitment to the promises of God, and their intention to bring up their child in the faith and practice of the Church.”

If you would like to get baptised or have your child baptised, please contact us through this website or make yourself known at one of our weekly services so we can arrange a time to discuss your plans for baptism.



8am Holy Communion
10am Holy Comm. & Morning Tea
4:30pm Arabic speaking Congregation
6pm Chollo speaking Congregation

Wednesday Morning:

10am Holy Comm. & Morning Tea

Friday Evening:

5pm Evening Prayers - All Welcome

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