Baptism marks the outward ans visible sign of beginning the Christian journey that God walks with us. We ackowledge and hold up the original blessings that God invokes upon all human beings. In the baptismal service you commit yourself to following Jesus. When we baptize your child, you committ to raising them in Christian faith and practices. We usually offer baptisms on particular dates that come up on the Church Liturgical Calendar. During COVID-19 please be in contact with Rev. Lon Towstego at [email protected] or 250-208-9949, with any inquiries. Possibilities are limited but not impossible.
Confirmation is a public service of worship where a person reaffirms their baptismal vows. For those baptized as a baby this is an opportunity to take ownership of the promises made on your behalf by your parents and sponsors. During the service, the Bishop 'confirms' your commitment to follow Christ and prays for the Holy Spirit to come upon you.
To help you, we offer preparation for both youth and adults. The preparation is usually done with a group. We respect all other Christian denominations and therefore in the Confirmation Service we also recieve people from other Chrstian Denominations where they were confimed by a bishop. Our bishops also confirms people if they come from denominations that do not have bishops. Conformations are on hold during COVID-19. Do be in touch with Rev. Lon Towstego at [email protected] or 250-208-9949 and we can plan ahead.
As one young woman said: ‘We spent so much time planning for our wedding, but very little time, if any, planning for married life.’
As you get ready to begin married life, we want to help you build a healthy marriage. A relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important relationship we can have and will enrich your marriage. Here's what Jesus had to say about marriage: "
To help you prepare for marriage, we recommend that you begin by meeting with our Parish Priest, Lon Towstego. There is a process of preparation which he will explain and as possible work with you to arrange. Please note that we do not 'rent" our facilities for weddings by other clergy. Rev. Lon or a Diocese of BC clergy person approved by Lon. [email protected] or 250-208-9949. During Covid-19 weddings must be extremly limited in terms of numbers of attendees. 10 or less is our reccomendation.
“We are an inclusive and welcoming parish; the sacraments of the church (ex. baptism, communion and marriage) are available to all people on equal terms. Christ welcomes you, and so do we.” If you have questions/comments/concerns please don’t hesitate to be in touch.
We can help you during the difficult period following the death of a loved one. Our Anglican funeral service speaks words of comfort and hope, all based on the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. During Covid-19 Funerals and Memorial Services must be extremly limited in terms of numbers of attendees. Pleas contalt The Rev. Lon Towstego at [email protected] or 250-208-9949 to discuss.
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