Baptism & Confirmation at Trinity Cathedral

Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body of the Church. This sacramental rite is celebrated in the context of the Eucharist on designated feast feast days and on several other scheduled Sundays during the church year. At each celebration of Holy Baptism members of the congregation renew their own Baptismal Covenant and welcome the newly baptized in to the community of faith.

To provide flexibility, Baptism may take place at regularly scheduled Eucharists in Keenan Chapel on days when Baptism is not taking place in the Cathedral.

Baptism Instruction

Baptism classes provide a place for people to reflect on the sacrament as means of living more fully as baptized people. Classes are open to anyone who wishes to take part in this reflection. Parents and godparents of children who are candidates for Baptism are expected to attend these classes. Child care is provided for parents attending the classes.

2017 Baptism Dates  

  • January 8
  • April 23
  • June 4
  • August 13 **NEW DATE
  • November 5

All baptism classes are on the three Tuesdays before the baptisms at 6 pm. Baptisms are at the 9 am and 11:15 am Services on all Sundays except the July and August dates (10 am Service). To sign up for a Baptism, contact Carole Carter at carter@trinitysc.org.

Confirmation for Trinity Youth

In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the Bishop.

Students in the eleventh grade are invited to join the weekly confirmation class from 10:15 am to 11 am on Sundays during Youth Formation.

Confirmation for Adults

The Inquirers Class provides people who are interested in knowing how the Episcopal Church approaches worship, faith, spirituality and theology the opportunity to pursue that interest with people who have similar questions. This class is a great way to sort out if the Episcopal Church is where one wants to practice faith. The Inquirers Class is open to anyone who wants to know more about the Church. It is required of adults who want to be baptized, confirmed, or received in the Episcopal Church. In addition, it is a great way to get to know other people at Trinity. Please join.