“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 298).

In the water of baptism, we are reminded that we belong to God and nothing can separate us from the love of God. We also find ourselves part of an extended family, one with Christians throughout all ages and across the world – what we call the “one, holy, Catholic, meaning universal, and apostolic Church.”

The Rite of Holy Baptism can be found on pgs. 297-308 of the Book of Common Prayer.

Baptisms and baptism preparation classes are scheduled throughout the year at Christ Church Cranbrook. The 2017 schedule is:

Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 10 AM
Preparation classes May 13th and 20th

Child care is provided for all baptism preparation classes. Pre-registration is required for classes and child care.

Please note that these dates and times are subject to change. Please call the Parish Office at 248-644-5210 to verify the dates and time and to register.

If you have any questions about the sacrament of baptism, contact Pastor Imogen at or or 248.644.5210, ext. 16.

Prayer List

As a Christian community, we pray for all who need our prayers.  You are welcome to add yourself or a friend to the Christ Church Cranbrook prayer list. This list is updated every week and is available in hard copy in the narthex (the entrance to the church) and in the literature racks, which are near Guild Hall, in the foyer outside of the Hospitality Center and in the hall by the kitchen. The updated list is also in our weekly e-newsletter.

If you would like to add yourself or someone to the prayer list, please contact Pat Hirvonen at 248-644-5210, ext. 26 or at

Please note, if you would like to add someone other than yourself, you must have their permission to add them to the prayer list.


Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is open to all women of the parish and involves fellowship, education, worship, and service. The group meets for a program and lunch on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. from September to June.


“He tends his flock like a shepherd: he gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.” – Isaiah 40:11