Holy Baptism

Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble. The Book of Common Prayer

Holy Baptism is a Sacrament of the Church in which we participate in the mystery of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, and by which we are made members of Christ’s Body, the Church.  Christians enter Holy Baptism with sacred and solemn preparation.

At St. James we look forward to each baptism with great expectation.  These celebrations stand at the center of our life together as a community of faith.  We are eager to make it a special occasion of solemn worship and joyful fellowship for you and all of your family.

Following the guidelines of The Book of Common Prayer, we celebrate Holy Baptism on the major baptismal feasts of the Church:  Baptism of Our Lord, the Great Vigil of Easter, Easter Day, Pentecost, and All Saints’ Day.  In consultation with the Rector, you may choose which of these feasts is best for you.

To arrange for a baptism, please contact the Rector at 603-532-1019 


The celebration and blessing of a marriage in the Christian tradition is an occasion of great joy. We hope couples who are planning a wedding will explore St. James as an ongoing faith community in their lives in which they will find support for their marriage. Christian marriage is a covenant relationship between two people in the midst of a worshipping community rather than a one time party or event.

If you’d like to consider being married at St. James, the best way to start the process is to attend church on Sunday to get to know us. Be sure to speak with the Rector while you are here to arrange for a meeting to explore the possibilities.