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What We Believe

Our Baptismal Covenant Lies at the heart of our Christian identity. The Covenant consists of the Apostles Creed and the Baptismal Promises. At all baptisms and on selected Sundays of the Church Year we all recall and reaffirm our baptismal covenant.

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
    He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit  and born of the Virgin Mary.
    He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
    He descended to the dead.  

    On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated

    at the right hand of the   Father.

    He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the holy catholic Church,
    the communion of saints,
    the forgiveness of sins
    the resurrection of the body,
    and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Baptismal Promises

Celebrant       Will you continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the 

                       breaking of the bread, and in the prayers?

People            I will, with God's help.

Celebrant       Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into

                       sin, repent and return to the Lord?

People            I will, with God's help.

Celebrant       Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

People            I will, with God's help.

  Celebrant       Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as


People            I will, with God's help.

  Celebrant       Will you strive for justice and peace among all people,

                         and respect the dignity of every human being?

People            I will, with God's help.


In the Episcopal Church, Baptism is for infants and adults. It is a public affirmation of your faith, or your commitment to your faith on behalf of your child. It is not entered into lightly at any age. 

If you have already been baptized in any other Christian denomination, it is valid in the Episcopal Church. You need not be re-baptized. However, if you would like to affirm your commitment within the Episcopal Church, please contact the Rector or the church office and ask about Confirmation and Reception.

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