Baptism is the means by which a person becomes a full member of the Christian church. The sacrament of baptism is usually administered at the10am service at appropriate times throughout the year. Persons wishing to be baptized (or wishing their children to be baptized) should contact the church office and arrange a meeting with the clergy.
Whether begun in infancy or later in life, baptism is to embark on the way, truth and life of Jesus Christ as outlined in the Baptismal Covenant. Baptism is the beginning not the culmination of a life of faith. As such it implies an ongoing commitment to the Christian community and to personal spiritual growth.
Christian Marriage is a covenant of love and fidelity made before God, conforming to the laws of the province and blessed by the Church. For the sacrament of Marriage, a minimum of thirty days notice must be given to the clergy and at least one member of the couple must be baptized. Divorced persons are welcome to be married in the Anglican Church. Couples are encouraged to participate in marriage preparation. We are happy to discuss options with you regarding this.
Whether you are parishioners at St. John’s, members of another parish or new to the church altogether, we welcome all enquiries concerning weddings. Please contact our church office for further information regarding available dates, fees and to set up an appointment with one of our clergy. Outside clergy may be invited to participate in your wedding at the discretion of St. John’s clergy.
Funerals and memorial services are a time for people to come together to grieve, to gives thanks for a life lived and to commend a loved one into God’s care and keeping. Loss of a loved one can be a difficult and painful experience. Our clergy will help you through counsel and by assisting in the planning of an appropriate celebration of your loved one’s life.
In planning services, we honour the traditions of the Anglican Church while accommodating as far as possible any personal wishes and tributes to the deceased. Please contact our office with any questions you have or to make an appointment with one of our clergy.