Hannah Greenfield, age 12 was baptized recently at St. Clement’s, North Vancouver and wrote this paragraph about it to go with these three images.
“On All Saints Day (the first of November) I got baptised at St. Clement’s Anglican Church. The coolest thing, in my humble opinion, of baptism is that every time a person is baptised the rest of the congregation renews their vows along with you, and at my church we spray the congregation with water from a cedar branch after you have had the water splashed on your forehead. Since I have been baptized I feel more a part of my church’s community, it is nice knowing I will always be welcome somewhere."
Images: Top, Hannah and he Community. Below 1, The Venerable Lynne McNaughton making the sign of the cross on Hannah’s forehead marking her as Christ’s own. Below 2 and homepage, Hannah leads in the asperging with the Venerable Lynne McNaughton and the Reverend Elizabeth Mathers. PHOTOS: Kath Biebrich