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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. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.
In accordance with the Book of Common Prayer the Sacrament of Holy Baptism is administered four times a year: “Holy Baptism is especially appropriate at the Easter Vigil, on the Day of Pentecost, on All Saints’ Day, or the Sunday after All Saints’ Day, and on the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord. It is recommended that, as far as possible, Baptism be reserved for these occasions or when a bishop is present.” (BCP 312)
For more information on the Sacrament of Baptism please visit the Resources page for our booklet
A wedding at Church of the Good Shepherd is a celebration in the midst of a community of faith. We believe Christian marriage to be a sign of Christ’s love to a sinful and broken world. It is intended by God for the mutual joy of the couple, the help they give to one another in prosperity and adversity, and, when it is God’s will, for the procreation of children and their nurture in the knowledge and love of our Lord.
We will happily discuss marriage with anyone who shows genuine interest in being a part of and sharing in the life of this parish.
For more information on weddings at Good Shepherd please visit our Resources page
The death of a member of the Church should be reported as soon as possible to, and arrangements for the funeral should be made in consultation with, the Minister of the Congregation. Baptized Christians are properly buried from the church. The St Francis Memorial Garden is available for the burial of parishioners, where cremains are interred directly into the ground.
For more information on burials at Good Shepherd please visit our Resources page.