Baptisms are a joy and a delight in the wonder filled atmosphere of the Church of the Good Shepherd surrounded by the lake and mountains.

Christian families sometimes have their children baptised here and adults who have come to faith in Jesus Christ are also baptised here in the name of God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

On occasion we receive enquiries from individuals and families from other parts of New Zealand and even the world asking if they can celebrate their baptism in the Church of the Good Shepherd. Because baptism is most meaningfully celebrated within the context of a local Christian community we ask families or individuals from outside the Mackenzie to first discuss baptism with their local minister, pastor, elders or priest.


In baptism an individual is brought into the orbit of God’s reconciling love through the saving power of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, and becomes a member of the worldwide church. 

Anyone considering baptism, either personally or for their children, should take time to pray, reflect and talk about baptism with the minister of their own local church before making a decision. Baptism is the beginning of a life-long journey of discipleship to Jesus Christ.

Perhaps you have a sense of connection to our little church in Lake Tekapo; you may have worshipped here, been married here, or simply enjoyed the Presence of God in this place while travelling.  If baptism is a step you are considering in your faith journey and you would like to be baptised in The Church of the Good Shepherd we welcome you to enquire below.

We can warmly assist you to make an informed decision that unfolds into a fruitful spiritual life, grounded in the presence of God, the love of Christ, and the indwelling Holy Spirit.


Please be advised that The Mackenzie Parish is currently awaiting the appointment of a new minister and may not be able to respond to requests from outside the Mackenzie Parish.