Baptism is one of the sacraments of the Episcopal Church. It signifies full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ and is a joyous occasion in our beautiful cathedral.
Infant and Child Baptism
Grace Cathedral administers the sacrament of baptism five times a year. To schedule your child’s baptism, please select from the next available dates in the online registration.
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 from 9 a.m. to noon on the Saturday before the baptisms. Participation is required for parents and recommended for godparents.
We have special age-appropriate materials for children who are old enough to speak for themselves (typically age four years and older).
For infant and child baptism, please contact the Rev. Mary Carter Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-749-6369.
Learn about our Children, Youth and Family Ministry.
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, Director of Formation.
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, enclose a copy of your baptismal or confirmation certificate and asked to be registered. If you do not have a certificate, please provide the details of when, where and in what denomination you were baptized.