Baptism is one of the sacraments of the Episcopal Church. It signifies full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into the Church, and is a joyous occasion in our beautiful cathedral.


The cathedral administers the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on four Sundays each year: at the Great Vigil of Easter, All Saints’ Day in the fall, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the January, and the Feast of Pentecost in the early summer.

Infant and Child Baptism

Because infants and children are too young to make vows for themselves, parents and sponsors (also known as godparents) make vows on their behalf. We will help you schedule the required preparation and rehearsal meeting. We have special age-appropriate preparation for children who are old enough to speak for themselves (approximately 4 years and older)

For infant and child baptism, please contact the Rev. Randal Gardner by e-mail at or telephone at 415-749-6319.

Please use the online registration to reserve a place for the next baptism dates on:

Learn about our Family, Children and Teens Ministry.

Adult Baptism

We are honored to provide adult baptism and have ongoing opportunities to prepare you to enter more fully into the Christian experience.

Registering Your Baptism

The Episcopal Church recognizes any baptism administered with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, so you can be registered as a baptized member of Grace Cathedral, if you have been baptized in a church other than the Episcopal Church. Please be in touch with  the Office of the Congregation, enclose a copy of your baptismal or confirmation certificate, and asked to be registered. If you do not have a certificate, please provide the details of when, where, and in what denomination you were baptized.


Contact Information

Telephone: (415) 749-6319


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