Baptisms

Baptism is one of the primary sacraments of the Christian faith.

"Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ's Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God" (Book of Common Prayer). As baptism marks our membership into the Body of Christ, it is a sacrament celebrated when the other members are present, usually on Sunday mornings.

Infant Baptism
At Christ Church, infant and baptisms are held on the traditional days for baptism in the liturgical calendar (Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, Easter Eve, The Day of Pentecost, All Saints' Sunday), as well as other Sundays. At each service we limit the number of babies being baptized to six, with the exception of a dedicated baptism service on Easter Saturday. An instruction class for parents and godparents is held the day before Sunday baptisms, usually at 4:00 pm (sometimes changed to 10:00 am when a wedding occurs on the same day).

Adult Baptism
We also offer baptisms for adults and older children during Sunday worship. Adults and children being baptized will meet with one of the clergy before the baptism for instruction.

For information about scheduling a baptism, please contact Emily Skinner at   or 704-714-6978.


2022 Baptism Dates

July 24
8:30 am: Church (full)

August 21
10:30 am: Church (full)

September 18
11:15 am: Church (full)

October 16
8:45 am: Church (full)

November 6 (All Saints’ Day)
11:15 am: Church (full)
11:15 am: All Saints' Hall | Discovery 
5 pm: Church 

December 4
8:45 am: Church (full)

 

2023 Baptism Dates

January 8 (Jesus' Baptism)
8:45 am: Church
11:15 am: Church
11:15 am: All Saints' Hall | Discovery 
5 pm: Church

February 12
11:15 am: Church (full)

April 8 (The Great Vigil of Easter)
6:30 pm: Church

May 28 (Pentecost)
8:30 am: Church
5 pm: Church

July 16
10:30 am: Church

August 13
10:30 am: Church

September 24
11:15 am: All Saints' Hall | Discovery 

October 15
11:15 am: Church

November 5 (All Saints' Sunday)
8:45 am: Church
11:15 am: Church
11:15 am: All Saints' Hall | Discovery 

December 3
8:45 am: Church