At Christ Church Deer Park we are committed to nurturing the spiritual lives of all our people—from our kids to our seniors. As an Anglican community we have many ways to mark and celebrate significant life events.
Steeped in a tradition that has been life-tested for centuries and has deep spiritual roots, we offer you and your loved ones the chance to celebrate a baptism, confirmation, re-affirmation or wedding with us. And when a loved one dies, is ill, or approaches the end of his or her life, we offer you and your family our comfort and support.
We hope that you will to call on our community in relation to any of these life events. For more information don’t hesitate to speak to one of our clergy about your needs.
We will do everything we can to support you as you begin — and continue — your commitment to a life together. If you are interested in exploring being married at Christ Church Deer Park, please feel free to initiate a conversation with us.
When a loved one dies, there are many decisions to be made. We are here to help during this difficult time with spiritual counselling or referrals to appropriate helping professionals. We can also assist you to plan a service that brings together family and friends to honour a life well lived. Our funeral services follow a basic Anglican liturgy but can be traditional or contemporary, as you prefer, and may be personalized with readings, music, and tributes. We are sensitive to the needs of you and your family, and will take into account different church-going experiences and levels of spirituality.
If a loved one has just died and you need our help, please contact us immediately.
Re-Affirmation • Reception Into The Anglican Communion
For Anglicans, an individual's spiritual development and faith can be honoured and expressed in a variety of ways, and we are open to new or evolving forms of expression. For instance, you may wish to reaffirm baptismal vows that were made years earlier (by parents or godparents on your behalf). In that case, Vows of Reaffirmation before the parish community could be an appropriate form of expression.
Or, you may have discerned that the Anglican church and its traditions are a more authentic way for you to express your spirituality than another denomination. In that case, if you are already a baptized Christian, a Reception into the Anglican Community may be the way to honour your original baptismal vows and your new life in our community. Please be in touch with us if reaffirmation or reception is something you are considering.