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Holy Baptism at St. Bart's

Baptism is the sacrament by which one becomes a Christian and a member of the Church. All ministry originates in baptism. Therefore, living out one's baptism is at the heart of our life together.

The Episcopal Church defines baptism as “full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body, the Church” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 298), and recognizes as valid any baptism administered with water and in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Baptism is an event of primary significance and celebration not just for the individual but for the whole church. Baptisms are offered throughout the year on specific Sundays and at the Easter Vigil. Preparation is offered regularly in anticipation of Baptism Sundays.

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2021 Baptism Dates and Registration

If you desire baptism for yourself or your child, please review the below dates.  If you are available for both dates on a particular weekend, complete the online registration form and schedule an appointment.

All families (and, optionally, godparents) are required to attend the Baptism Class/Rehearsal the day before.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all 2021 baptism dates are subject to change.

  • Sunday, May 23 at 11 am (Pentecost)
    Registration deadline: May 2
    Preparation Class and Rehearsal: Saturday, May 22, at 10:30 am

  • Sunday, July 18 at 9 am
    Registration deadline: June 27
    Preparation Class and Rehearsal: Saturday, July 17 at 10:30 am

  • Sunday, September 26 at 9 am
    Registration deadline: September 5
    Preparation Class and Rehearsal: Saturday, September 25, at 10:30 am

  • Sunday, November 7 at 11 am (All Saints)
    Registration deadline: October 17
    Preparation Class and Rehearsal: Saturday, November 6, at 10:30 am

For more information about baptisms at St. Bartholomew's Church, please email the Rev. Deborah Lee at or call her at 212-378-0240.

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