Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist
Holy Baptism is an important sacrament in the Christian Church because it is the door of the spiritual life. In the sacrament we attest that the newly baptised is a member of the body of Christ, and part of our family.
Baptisms are usually held at any of the Sunday services (7.15am at St Mark’s Belgian Gardens, or at the Cathedral at 8.30am and 10.00am, though for many reasons, some Baptisms take place at other times, even when there is no regular service taking place.
By clicking on this page, you are already wanting to know something about baptism. To help with that, we arrange a conversation with the Dean to explore the meaning of baptism, looking together at the gift and responsibilities of baptism.
Baptism is a joyful celebration of God’s gift. Baptism is also an important and solemn step because in baptism Jesus Christ makes disciples, calling us to take up our own cross, following him or in the case of infant baptism godparents take on that responsibility of passing on that commitment when the child reaches an age of maturity and attempting to model that life.
Baptismal candidates are presented with a candle and a certificate to commemorate this special event.
If you wish to know more about baptism, please contact the Dean, Fr Kenneth, directly on 0422 148 952.
If you wish to proceed with a Baptism, please download the two forms on this page:
The first is more information about baptism and a form to complete
The second shows the words that parents and godparents have to publicly say during the service.
We look forward to hearing from you.
36 Cleveland Terrace, Townsville
PO Box 108
Townsville, Qld, 4810
Telephone: 0423 833 451
Or contact the Dean,
The Very Reverend
Dr Kenneth Lay
0422 148 952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.