Holy Baptism is the sign of new life in Christ, a full sacramental initiation into Christ and the Church.
Baptismal preparation involves an introductory session with the priest and rehearsal in the church. Services of Holy Baptism take place during Sunday Eucharist; most usually during the celebrations of Pentecost, All Saints, Baptism of the Lord, and Easter.
If you wish to be baptized, or to bring your child for baptism, please contact the Reverend Monique Stone at to discuss.
“Confirmation, reception and reaffirmation are various modes of response to baptism. Whether they involve making promises on one’s own behalf, seeking membership within a particular branch of the Church, or reaffirming promises made long ago, each is directly related to the covenant made in baptism.” (BAS 149)
Our Bishop presides at Confirmation services in Christ Church Cathedral each Pentecost Sunday (in late May).
Confirmation preparation courses are available as needed. Contact the parish office for more information (613-224-7178).
Q What is the difference between baptism and christening?
A Nothing. These are two different terms for the same thing. The Anglican church prefers to use the term baptism which is the language used in the Bible and throughout Christian history for this rite.
Q Do I need to be a member of the church in order to have my child baptised?
A No. The Parish is pleased to accept requests from anyone desiring to arrange for a baptism in our church.
Q When can I schedule the baptism for?
A Typically, a baptism for a young child is scheduled 2 – 3 months in advance. For adult baptismal candidates, 3 – 4 months is desirable to allow time for formation meetings.
Q How do I go about requesting a baptism?
A Call the Rector at the parish office (613-224-7178) or email Reverend Monique at . An initial meeting will be scheduled and at that meeting you will be able to discuss a potential date for baptism in the months ahead and schedule approximately 2 subsequent formation meetings (at least one of which will included the godparents as participants).
Q Do I or my partner need to be baptised?
A Yes. One of the parents presenting a child for baptism must themselves be baptised. If neither of you are, however, please speak to the Rector about this.
You might care to view our Baptism Package in PDF format.