Baptism signifies entrance into the Christian faith and life of the church. The sacrament of baptism is offered on Sunday mornings, generally on a major feast of the church. The Episcopal Church practices baptism by effusion, the priest pouring the waters of baptism over the head of the person being baptized. As baptism is a sacrament that confers membership into the body of Christ, private baptisms are not performed at St. Anne’s. In order to prepare for baptism, adults and older children, or the parents of infants to be baptized, must consult with clergy for counsel and preparation. Please contact the church office to inquire about baptismal dates.
Confirmation & Reception
Confirmation is a sacramental rite that enables adults and persons over 13 years of age to make a commitment of faith and formally join the Episcopal Church. The Remember Your Baptism Retreat is essential and required as preparation for confirmation and reception. Those previously confirmed in another denomination are received into the Episcopal Church. Confirmation and Reception are bestowed by the bishop at the bishop’s annual parish visit. The Remember Your Baptism Retreat is necessary of all persons who want to be received into St. Anne’s. Please contact the church office for information about classes and confirmation/reception dates.
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church is a beautiful place to celebrate a wedding. For Christians, marriage is an invitation to share life bound together by the Holy Spirit and love of God. As a sacrament of the church, the marriage ceremony is a service of worship based upon a solemn, public, and lifelong covenant made and celebrated in the presence of God before a priest and congregation. Non-members are welcome to be married at St. Anne’s, assuming the guidelines and conditions of the customary are met. The customary applies equally and without exception to LGBTQIA couples. If you would like to explore getting married at St. Anne’s, please call the office to make an appointment with the rector.
The Liturgy for the Dead is an Easter liturgy and one of the most moving services of the church. The rite is grounded in the hope of resurrection and offers family and friends a sacred container to both grieve and celebrate a life. It is the holy privilege of St. Anne’s parish, staff, and clergy to be present with families as they mark and remember a loved one.
To contact clergy or to inquire about scheduling a funeral or memorial service, please call the parish office. The rector is available to discuss advance planning of funeral and memorial services as well.