Baptism Registration Form

(Please print this form, fill it out and mail or take it to:)

Christ Church, Anglican Diocese of Niagara
4750 Zimmerman Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 2M9
(905)358-9712; fax: (905)354-2650

Rector: Father Paul Maynard

The Meaning of Baptism

Baptism is the first sacrament of the Christian Church.  As a sacrament, it is a visible sign of God's invisible grace.  Water is used as the visible sign because of its association with birth and with washing.  In baptism we are born into God's family and our sins are washed away. This happens invisibly.  We cannot see or prove that God is doing anything, which is why baptism requires faith.  In short, we become Christians when we are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Candidate's Name:  (First) (Middle) (Last)

Male Female Date of Birth: Place of Birth:

Address: (Street) (City)  (Prov/State) (PC)  

Telephone: (Home)     (Work)

Mother's Name:  (First) (Middle) (Last)

Address: (Street) (City)  (Prov/State) (PC)  

Telephone: (Home)     (Work)   Baptized:  Yes No

Father's Name:  (First) (Middle) (Last)

Address: (Street) (City)  (Prov/State) (PC)  

Telephone: (Home)     (Work)   Baptized:  Yes No

I certify that the candidate has not previously been baptized:
                                                                                      (Signature of candidate or, if candidate is less than
                                                                                           16 years of age, of one or both parents)


Godparents:  Each candidate must have one, two, or three godparents who are themselves baptized Christians.  The role of godparents is to present the candidates for baptism, make promises for them, and especially to support them in their Christian life through prayer and example.  If necessary, parents may be godparents (sponsors) of their own children.

1. Church & Denomination

2. Church & Denomination

3. Church & Denomination

Application for Holy Baptism

I desire (we desire our child) to become a member of the Christian church through the sacrament of Holy Baptism according to the rites of the Anglican Church of Canada.

I commit myself (we commit ourselves) to prayer, a Christian lifestyle that will be an example to others, and regular participation in the worship of the Church

       Date
(Signature of candidate if able)

     Date
(Signature of candidate if able)

     Date
(Signature of candidate if able)

Baptism is especially appropriate at the Easter Vigil, the Day of Pentecost, All saints' Day or the Sunday after All Saints' Day.  The feast of the Baptism of the Lord, or when a bishop is present.  For pastoral reasons, baptism may also be offered on the Transfiguration of the Lord and Holy Cross Day or the Sundays immediately after them.

Date & Time of the Meeting of the Parents, Godparents, and Priest:

Date & Time of Baptism: 

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