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Father

…………………………………………………                                                       ANGLICAN PARISH of the PARKS
Father’s Occupation                                                          ST SILAS & ST ANSELM
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Mother

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Mother’s Occupation

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Other members of the family

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…………………………………………………             THE ANGLICAN PARISH of the PARKS
                                          Albert Park
…………………………………………………               99 Bridport Street, Albert Park, 3206
                                           Phone: 9696 5116
Address
                                (Office Hours 9:30 am—1:00 pm weekdays)
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                                         Vicar: Fr Ray McInnes
…………………………………………………                        Phone: 9690 2393
                                    Email: vicar.ap@optusnet.com.au
…………………………...… Postcode ………
                                        Sunday Eucharist 9.30am
Phone:
                                          Weekday Eucharist
…………………………………………………                          Wednesday 10:00 am           Private BAPTISM
                                                                             (Baptism arranged for a time outside
Email:
                                                                                    advertised Services.)
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                                     www.anglicanalbertpark.org.au

Payment Included
$ ………………..
What is Baptism?                                           Private Baptism Service                                        Application Form (please print, detach and return)
Baptism is a simple ceremony of washing in water,          (Not during the normal Service time)
practised by Christians since the time of Jesus. It is a   After discussion with the priest of the parish a time for a    To: The Priest (Fr Ray McInnes)
sign of faith in Jesus Christ our Lord. At the same        Private Baptism can be organised.
time, baptism symbolises Jesus’ own death and res-                                                                              Anglican Parish of the Parks
urrection. Those who ask for baptism recognise             What else can parents do?                                             St Silas & St Anselm
that their standing with God depends on what Jesus
did for them by his dying and rising again.                Pray for the child. Baptism is not just a naming cere-
                                                           mony; it can be a most meaningful occasion for establish-      We wish to apply for Christian Baptism for:
All who are baptised are received into the family of       ing yourselves, your home and family in a right relation-      Proposed Christian Names:
the Christian church.                                      ship with God. You may have been out of touch with the
                      *****                                church; or you may wish to ask about baptism or confir-        ………………………………………………………
From one point of view, baptism represents what            mation for yourself. Do not hesitate to discuss any ques-      Surname of Child
God does for us—he gives us a new birth by his             tions you may have with your priest.
Holy Spirit. This is what we pray for when we are                                                                         ………………………………………………………
baptised. The one essential thing on the part of the       When the time for the baptism has been made with the           Date of Birth
person being baptised is sincere faith in the Lord Je-     priest, usually there will be a time made for discussion and
sus Christ.                                                a brief rehearsal.                                             ………………………………………………………
                                                                                                                          Proposed date and time for Baptism
In the case of an infant, this response of faith must      Cost
be made in the name of the infant by sponsors                                                                             ………………………………………………………
                                                           A fee of $200 is charged for Private Baptisms
(parents and godparents) until such time as the in-                                                                       We also wish to nominate the following persons as
fant can make his or her own response.                     An organist fee of $120                                        godparents:
                                                                                                                          Full names
Who may be godparents?
                                                           Certificate and Baptismal Candle                               1                                               .
 Godparents are members of the church who have                                                                            ………………………………………………………
                                                           Parents will receive an official record of the Baptism by
themselves been baptised. They may be either
                                                           way of a Baptismal Certificate. You will also receive a
the parents themselves, or others close to the family                                                                     2.
                                                           candle - one of the symbols of new life.
who are interested in the child’s spiritual nurture.                                                                       ……………………………………………………
                                                           The baptismal candle could be lit on the anniversary of
The duties of godparents                                   the baptism as a reminder of this important event.             3
Those who act as godparents in baptism are ac-                                                                            . ……………………………………………………
cepting the responsibility, with parents, of provid-
ing encouragement, teaching and the help of a good                                                                        Parents’ Signatures:
example so that the children may be brought up to
                                                                                                                          Father
follow Christ and become faithful members of the
church.                                                                                                                   ….……………………………………………………
                                                                                                                          Mother
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