Baptisms in the Episcopal Church are normally celebrated at a principal Sunday service with the entire community has the opportunity to be present. The preferred days for baptisms are: Easter, Pentecost, All Saints Sunday, and the feast of the Baptism of our Lord.  However, exceptions can be made for families traveling from out of town or for other circumstances.

At the request of parents, the clergy of Ascension will baptize infants and younger children. Parents may email the office at for an appointment to discuss baptism with the priest.


The Church of the Ascension counts it a great privilege and responsibility to walk with family and friends at the time of a death. We desire that the Church’s ministry will be a source of hope and a bond of love to support bereaved families. The Episcopal Church’s liturgy is solemn and hopeful, and it grounds particular grief in the universal love of God in Christ. Our guidelines are published in a document available by contacting the office and will assist families as they make arrangements for a funeral service.