The Sacrament of Baptism

In the Uniting Church, baptism takes place during a Sunday service.
In baptism we remember that God has given us the gift of life, and that through the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth we know God’s intent for human living. We are assured that we are held in eternal love. Those who participate in this symbolic act are welcomed into the membership of the Church.

Baptism is not a requirement for God’s blessing of a child or adult. We believe that God loves and accepts every person, and that nothing can separate us from that sacred love.

Baptism of a child involves a serious commitment on the part of a parent or parents to raise their child within the Christian faith. Parents promise to teach their child about Christian beliefs, values and traditions, and to provide experiences of Christian worship and community as their child grows.

If you are not already involved in the community of St Michael’s, we ask that you attend a Sunday service (or watch an online service) so you understand the ethos of the church and the Way of Jesus to which we are committed.

St Michael’s is an Open and Affirming Church. LGBTIQA+ people and Rainbow Families are welcome to participate equally in every aspect of the church’s life, including baptism.

To enquire about baptism of a child, please read the Baptism Information Booklet and complete the Baptism Enquiry Form. We will be in touch about making a time for you to speak with a minister (usually via video call).

To enquire about adult baptism, please contact the church office on 03 9654 5120 or email

Baptism Information Booklet (Child)

Baptism Enquiry Form (Child)

  • Usually 2nd Sunday of each month. The baptism is not confirmed until parents have met with the minister.
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  • Any information you supply to St Michael’s is protected by our Privacy Policy. Please note a permanent entry of your child’s baptism is kept in our records. We also may contact you about other events at St Michael’s. If you would prefer not to be contacted in the future, please ring the office Ph: 9654 5120 or Email:
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