We are delighted to welcome young people and adults who wish to be baptised and/or confirmed.
An adult baptism can take place at any time of the year. However, it is usual for adult baptisms to take place during a parish visit from the Bishop of Newcastle or an Assistant Bishop, where candidates for baptism are confirmed in the same service. There is also an opportunity in this service to receive members of other churches who now worship with us into Anglican Church of Australia.
Any adult who has not been baptised can be baptised, and the sacrament of Confirmation (making an adult confession of faith) will be offered to young people who are 12 years old and older. Candidates will be prepared for baptism and confirmation by members of the St James’ ministry team.