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By: Diocese Of New Westminster  09-12-2011
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Anglicans make extensive use of ritual, color and symbols to bring our worship alive. Central to our life in faith are the symbolic acts or rituals known as the Sacraments.  Described as “an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace”, the Sacramental acts draw us into God’s presence and allow us to fully experience the grace of God in our lives.  The Sacraments celebrated in the Anglican Church are

And while not technically a Sacrament we also offer:

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Diocese of New Westminster > About Anglicans > Services > Confirmation

Others who were baptized and confirmed in another Christian tradition may find themselves drawn to the Anglican Church and wish to be formally recognized as a member of this denomination. Reaffirmation is a rite available for those who have been confirmed or received but who, for a variety of reasons, wish to reaffirm their baptismal vows.


Diocese of New Westminster > About Anglicans > Services > Marriage

When both partners in a relationship desire to publicly acknowledge their commitment, and to request and accept public support in this lifelong commitment, it is time to plan a marriage service. In the church we believe that marriage is the gift of God for the support and growth of both partners as they give and receive love in their own relationship and in the world.


Diocese of New Westminster > About Anglicans > Services > Baptism

If parents are not ready to make baptismal promises or wish to defer baptism until the child is able to make his or her own decision, the church also offers a service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child. As baptized individuals or parents of a child being baptized we also promise to support the work of our local congregation and diocese through our gifts of time, talents, and financial resources.


Diocese of New Westminster > About Anglicans > Services > Funerals

It is important to involve clergy before the death for pastoral support, advice or for sacramental ministrations of the church such as anointing with oil the person who is dying, or giving communion to those gathered at the sick bed. Both service books assume the presence of the body, and the priest needs to be consulted if it is the wish of the family to exclude the body from the public service.