As Anglican Christians, we baptize infants, children and adults, and confirm young people and adults in their faith.
At Church of the Ascension, we baptize both infants and adults within the context of our regular worship services. Those being baptized, or the parents of those being baptized, meet with a member of the clergy beforehand in order to understand the commitment being made in baptism. Baptisms occur in early January when we celebrate the baptism of Christ (January), at the Easter Vigil (March or April), at Pentecost (usually in May) or on All Saints Day (November). A Service of Baptism may also be scheduled on many other Sundays during the year. If you want to be baptized, or if you want to have your child baptized, please contact a member of our clergy.
Confirmations take place in the spring when the Bishop visits us – usually on a Sunday in May when we celebrate Ascension Day. If you are interested in preparing for Confirmation, or learning more about it, please contact a member of our clergy. Adult confirmation classes happen in the 6 weeks between Easter and Ascension Sunday. All desiring to be confirmed must complete our “Understanding Anglicanism” class, do required assignments and meet with one of Ascension’s priests. Youth confirmation preparation happens throughout the year, under the direction of the Director of Youth Ministry.