Baptism is the rite of Christian initiation. It is a new beginning, not a mark of perfection. Moreover, it is not merely a “naming ceremony” (i.e. a “christening”) or a cultural rite of passage. Once you are baptized with water in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you are a member of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church. We offer baptism to infants, children, and adults. Baptism is preceded by a time of instruction and followed by admission to Holy Communion and then presentation to the bishop for Confirmation. For infants and minor children, at least one parent must be a member of Holy Trinity.
Please contact the Vicar at least six months in advance to begin a course of discernment and preparation. At least one member of the couple must be a member of the Holy Trinity for a minimum of six months prior to beginning the course of discernment and preparation (i.e. one year before the wedding). The time spent waiting will allow you to do some shopping! Maybe wedding dress shopping at a Winnie couture site or suit shopping!
Funerals for members of the Holy Trinity community are scheduled weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday, and Saturdays mornings upon request, and subject to availability. During a time of loss, we understand that you don’t want to deal with stress and inconveniences. Therefore, we try our best to be as welcoming as we can, putting your family’s needs first so you can focus on saying farewell to your loved one. The average funeral cost may be too much for some to pay, there are other alternative routes that can be looked at, such as fundraising to help with these expenses so that you can say goodbye to your loved one as best you can. If you are interested in burial options you may want to visit a local funeral home similar to these Riemann Family Funeral Homes who may be able to provide further information.
All baptisms, weddings, and funerals conducted at Holy Trinity will conform to the Book of Common Prayer. No exceptions will be made.
Fees & Customaries
For the use of the church we ask for a donation to Holy Trinity of $200. Additional customaries and fees for the minister, organist, and other musicians are also asked. The customary of $200 for the minister is waived for members of the parish and a gift made to the Vicar’s Discretionary Fund instead.
To inquire about scheduling a baptism, wedding, or funeral, please contact the Vicar.
Last updated May 4, 2019.