Saint Paul’s by-the-Sea wants to make your baptism, or the baptism of a member of your family, as meaningful as possible. We believe that baptism is the outward and visible action that connects a person to God, and God’s people, in a covenant relationship, and therefore it belongs in public worship rather than at a private ceremony.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is defined as a “mature public affirmation” of faith. (Book of Common Prayer, p.412.) For those baptized as infants or young children, it serves to confirm the vows that were made at baptism. For adults growing in their faith journey, Confirmation recognizes and publicly acknowledges, a maturing faith.
At Saint Paul’s by-the-Sea we believe that our buildings and the people who carry out ministry through them are a gift from God. We also believe we are called to exercise a ministry of hospitality that welcomes those seeking the sacrament of marriage. At the same time, however, we choose to set responsible standards that insure the integrity of our ministry.
It is our desire at Saint Paul’s by-the-Sea to assist you during this time of loss and grief. Our Priest or Deacon will meet you to arrange for a funeral and offer you pastoral support.