The Episcopal Church has numerous authorized liturgies for marking and honoring significant events around childbirth including: blessing of a pregnancy, mourning the loss of a pregnancy, or a rite of repentance and reconciliation for an abortion. These liturgies are often performed in smaller settings outside of our Sunday worship. If you feel the need for any of these rites please contact the Rector.
Thanksgiving for the Birth or Adoption of a Child
“As soon as convenient after the birth of a child, or after receiving a child by adoption, the parents, with other members of the family, should come to the church to be welcomed by the congregation and to give thanks to Almighty God. It is desirable that this take place at a Sunday service.” (Book of Common Prayer, page 439.) We would be glad to celebrate with you. Please contact the Rector as soon as possible after a birth or adoption to discuss how to welcome the child into the parish.