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Rites of Passage

We welcome your questions about these significant milestones of life.

Baptism: The waters of baptism are the sign of your vow, supported by the entire congregation, to live your life as a follower of Jesus. We offer preparation for baptism to regular participants in worship at St. Anne's. Come talk to a member of our pastoral team - we look forward to designing your preparation for living the Christian life.

Confirmation: For those who have already been baptized, confirmation gives us a way of acknowledging that we have moved deeper into our commitment to live the Christian life. We will help you to prepare through study, serving those in need, and learning to talk about what you have come to believe on your spiritual journey.   You may be confirmed at any age. It may be repeated as the "Reaffirmation of Baptism" as significant life experiences deepen your commitment to Christ.  Please speak to a member of our pastoral team to explore the preparation leading to confirmation.

Wedding (We practise Equal Marriage at St. Anne's): We welcome your interest in being married at St. Anne’s. We want to do everything possible to make sure your wedding is a wonderful and memorable occasion for you and your loved ones – and to help you to build the strongest possible marriage. We invest time and energy in every wedding we do, but recognizing the many commitments of our pastoral team, we are only able to perform weddings for members of the parish. If you're not yet a member of our community, and are interested in membership, let's explore the marriage preparation process together. Preparation for marriage includes a weekend course and conversations with a member of our pastoral team to design and prepare for the wedding liturgy. There is a fee, which we are happy to discuss with you in the initial preparation meeting. 

Funerals: We open our hearts to you to provide assistance and comfort to you during the difficult period leading up to death - that of a loved one, or your own. Members of our pastoral team will visit, pray with you and support you.  We conduct funerals in St. Anne’s Church, at your chosen funeral home, or at the graveside. We continue to support you following the death of a loved one.  We encourage you to provide funeral instructions to members of your family and to your funeral home.  If you plan to have your funeral at St. Anne's, please also give us a copy of your instructions to keep on file.