“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.” 
–The Book of Common Prayer

At Christ Church – St. Michael’s Parish, baptism is incorporated into regular worship services on specified Sundays during the year and occasionally at other times. Because baptism is the outward and visible action that connects a person to God in a covenant relationship, it belongs in public worship, rather than at a private ceremony.

In the public ceremony of baptism, the gathered community joins in welcoming a new member into the body of Christ, the church. This community includes the family and sponsors of the person baptized, commonly called godparents, and the local congregation and clergy.

Christ Church wants to make your baptism or the baptism of a member of your family as meaningful as possible. When you are ready to schedule a baptism, please contact the parish office at 410-745-9076 or to discuss dates and to speak to a member of the clergy.