Congratulations if you are planning to get married. Exciting times lie ahead and there is so much to think about.
If you are thinking about getting married at any one of our churches we would love to help you, so please do come along and introduce yourself at one of our services on a Sunday.
You may also like to visit this great Church of England website, as you begin to make your plans.
Baptisms, Christenings, Dedications and Confirmation
Our warmest congratulations to you if you have recently experienced the joy and wonder of the arrival of a new child. Like many people at this wonderful stage of life, you may be looking for a way to thank God for giving you such an amazing gift. Or alternatively you might be considering baptism as a young person or as an adult.
There are some differences between christening, baptism and dedication, but they hold the same principals. Any one of our churches would count it a privilege to offer you the opportunity to celebrate, through our special service. We would encourage you to come along on a Sunday, so that we can meet you and give you some further details.
Confirmation is a step taken as a young person or adult, where you become ready to affirm for yourself the promises made for you by your parents and godparents at your baptism, where you commit your life to following Jesus Christ. Your friends and family as well as the local Christian community will be there to promise to support and pray for you. We run confirmation courses with other churches in our local deanery (local area) and celebrate with a servce at one of the churches every year.
If you have recently come to faith, or you want to know more about any of these events, you can find some information on the ‘life events‘ pages on the Church of England website or you can contact us or speak to one of our ministry team.
A funeral is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. This can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.
Please get in touch if you need to speak to someone about arranging a funeral and we will do all we can to help you in what we know is one of life’s most difficult times.
The Church of England website also provides information on planning a funeral and the funeral service.