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 Holy Trinity for a minimum of six months prior to beginning the course of discernment and preparation (i.e. one year before the wedding).
Funerals for members of the Holy Trinity community are scheduled weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday, and Saturdays mornings upon request, and subject to availability. Up to three short eulogies may be given before the beginning of the service.
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 March 1, 2018.