realities in life are hard to capture in human language - like the gift of life,
of love, or the nature of God.
Where words fail, the church has a language called "sacrament", or
the "outward and visible signs of God's inward and spiritual grace".
Sacrements mark important milestones in the Christian journey, especially milestones
where God's grace can most powerfully be experienced.
We are ready to walk with you in these. You
do not need to be a "member" of the parish - we exist to build up
and serve the whole community.
Your inquiry is welcome about baptism, confirmation, weddings and funerals -
if you seek seek Christ in life, we are here!
The Rose Window
East Wall, Christ Church Calgary
our mission to welcome all into the Body of Christ - from infant to adult.
Baptism is the sacrament of welcome, celebrated in the name of The Holy
Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We practice "open font"
- meaning that all who desire baptism are welcome to find it here.
When a person is ready
to take their next step in a mature commitment to a life of faith and
recieving the sacrament of laying on of hands by the bishop in confirmation,
we are happy to walk with such individuals and to help them prepare in
the journey of life long learning.
The decision to enter
into a covenant relationship with a life partner is awesome. Christ Church
cares deeply not only about a wedding day, but about the success of a
happy, life-long marriage. We are glad to walk with you well beyond your
When a loved one dies,
the Christian community exists to offer care not only about sacred ceremony,
but also about loss, grief, recovery and healing. We extend open welcome
and hospitality at all times, especially at times of death.