Getting Baptised at Huon Anglican Church

One of God's great gifts to us is the gift of Baptism. Jesus commanded his followers to be baptised in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 

Huon Anglican Church takes baptism seriously. It is very difficult to be a follower of Jesus, or bring up your child to follow Jesus, without belonging to a community of faith (i.e. going to church regularly). Getting baptised is a response and commitment to God and so should not be taken lightly. We would love to chat to you more about being a Christian and the implications of baptism if you'd like to think it through more.

As a general approach, our ministers will not baptise a child for reasons of family tradition or to give the child a choice later on in life. Being a follower of Jesus is a big commitment and the service of infant baptism requires a commitment from the parents to bring up their child in the ways of God and encourage faith in the child. Therefore it is important that the parents are surrounded by a faith community, and we will generally only baptise the children of people who are regular attenders at our church.

If you're interested in baptism and don't regularly attend Huon Anglican, the first step is to start coming along to one of our Sunday services. We'd love to have you.

Please don't hesitate to contact us to arrange a meeting with one of our ministers for more information. If you are an adult who is interested in being baptised, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Below is a bit more information about baptism which you may find helpful;

 

What is baptism?

Baptism is an outward symbol of an inward change. Baptism is a gift from Jesus. When he had risen from the dead, Jesus commanded his followers to go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. 

A baptism involves a person either being sprinkled with, or immersed in, water. 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.

 

Who may be baptised?

In the Anglican Church, both children and adults can be baptised. Children are baptised in response to God's all-embracing love. When a parent brings their child to be baptised, they must express their own trust and commitment to following God, and their intention to bring up their child as a follower of Jesus.