Baptism

Baptism is one of two sacraments (the other being Holy Communion) held in common by Christian churches around the world. It is a sacrament instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ, and commanded by him that all believers should be baptised just as he was.

Like many other denominations, we practice both infant as well as adult baptism through immersion or pouring. Like the practice of circumcision in the Old Testament, Baptism is a symbol of God’s covenant with his people. When one is baptised, he/she is brought into that covenant relationship with God where God declares “I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (Hebrews 8:10).

If you wish to be baptised, please join us for the next Baptism Course - details can be found here. If you are already a confirmed member of the Cathedral and wish for your children to be baptised, please fill up the Application Form and speak to any of the pastors or staff at the service you attend. 

Infant baptism in St. Andrew's Cathedral is generally held at the service which the parents attend. If you would like your infant to be baptised, please speak with the Service Pastor or pastoral staff of your service.

Confirmation and Membership

Confirmation is the rite used to admit a person officially into the membership of the Cathedral and our Anglican Diocese. You will also become a communicant member of the Anglican Communion worldwide, with a membership of about 85 million members in over 165 countries. As a legal member, you can also participate more fully in the life of the church. You do not need to be a member to join our Connect Groups, various fellowship groups or be involved in some areas of ministry. 

If you wish to be a member of the Cathedral, please speak to any of the pastors or staff at the service you attend. If you are already a baptised Christian, you can apply to attend our next Confirmation/Membership Course.