Baptism, a sacrament in the Episcopal Church, signifies full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ. Baptism is a joyous occasion in our beautiful cathedral and we are delighted that you are considering taking this important step with your child.
Due to the coronavirus, Grace Cathedral is not currently scheduling baptisms. We hope to resume in mid-2021.
Click here to register and be placed on our waiting list. We will notify you when baptisms recommence and provide you with available dates.
We are not scheduling private or virtual baptisms.
Infant and Child Baptism
Grace Cathedral typically administers the sacrament of baptism five times a year. Because infants and children are too young to make the baptismal promises themselves, parents and sponsors (also known as godparents) speak on their behalf. A preparation class is held on the Saturday before the baptisms. Participation is required for parents and recommended for godparents.
We offer age-appropriate materials for school-aged children.
For more information about infant and child baptism, please contact the Rev. Mary Carter Greene.
Learn about our Children, Youth and Family Ministry programs here,
We have ongoing opportunities to prepare adults to enter more fully into Christian life and faith. For adult baptism, please contact the Rev. Kristin Saylor.
Registering Your Baptism
The Episcopal Church recognizes any baptism administered with water in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. You can be registered as a baptized member of Grace Cathedral if you have been baptized in a church other than the Episcopal Church. Please contact the Office of the Congregation.
Telephone: (415) 749-6369