Baptism is a recognition of God’s love and mutual response making a difference in the world. Celebration of the sacrament of Baptism is a commitment to faith, to God, to Jesus and to the Holy Spirit, demonstrated through a desire to belong to our faith community. Baptism implies commitment for further congregational involvement of the families seeking baptism, thus allowing the congregation to live out their promises to support and encourage the faith journey of the baptized individual and their family.
Baptisms are held periodically throughout the year during Sunday Worship.
Parents or Adults seeking baptism should contact the Office Manager regarding our preparation process.
New members are welcomed into the congregation by baptism and confirmation.
Membership is preceded by conversation with the minister and participation in a confirmation class.
Transfer of Membership:
Baptized people from other churches who have affirmed their faith through confirmation may arrange a transfer process.
Marriage / Covenanting Service:
Weddings celebrate commitment, mutual trust, joy and the presence of God. We welcome all persons, regardless of their faith background or sexual orientation to be married in our sanctuary.
We encourage all couples to participate in marriage preparation. This may include classes offered by our minister or another locally provided preparation class.
To book an appointment to speak to the minister, please call the church office.
It is truly a joy for St Paul’s to participate in your wedding.
Questions regarding sanctuary availability, fees, deposits, building use guidelines, set-up arrangements, rehearsal times, and reception options may be made by calling the church office.
At St Paul’s we honour lives lived and we gather in ritual. We acknowledge God’s presence in our journey in life, in death and in life beyond death.
IN this congregation, a funeral is an opportunity to celebrate God’s love, to weep with those who weep and to acknowledge the strength and capacity of the faith community to share compassion, hope and healing.
All families seeking to arrange a funeral are welcome.