We welcome all enquiries regarding baptism, for children or adults.

Baptism is a sign that you are committed to following Christ, or that you promise to bring up your child in the Christian faith.

For some parents, depending on where you are in your spiritual journey, a blessing and thanksgiving for your child may be more appropriate than a baptism. The differences between the two are set out in the first page of this Guide to Baptisms and Thanksgivings (pdf document). The main points are:

A Blessing and Thanksgiving Service:

  • Time and location are flexible (home, park, church, etc).
  • A donation of $100 is suggested.

A Baptism Service:

  • Can only be held in St Matthew’s during a normal 9am Sunday service, on set dates throughout the year.
  • To prepare for baptism, we expect parents (or adults being baptised) to complete a course in the basics of being a Christian. This typically consists of six sessions held over six weeks.
  • Parents/adults being baptised are strongly encouraged to be regularly attending members of the church.

For more information, please contact us via email or call (02) 4968 4632.