"Our Lord Jesus Christ has told us that to enter the Kingdom of heaven
we must be born again of water and the Spirit,
and has given us baptism as the sign and seal of this new birth.
Here we are washed by the Holy Spirit and made clean.
Here we are clothed with Christ, dying to sin that we may live his risen life.
As children of God, we have a new dignity and God calls us fullness of life."
(Introduction to the Rite of Holy Baptism, Common Worship)