We love to share the joyful events of life and are here to support people through their sad or difficult times.
Preparing couples for marriage or the baptism of a child is especially important to us as we seek to be a family that cares for each and every member.
We are here to support you as you mourn a loved one and in the Autumn each year we hold a service to remember loved ones before God
All our churches are available for Christian Weddings.
Marrying in church is personal, meaningful and spiritual just as you want it to be. Churches are special and unique places to get married in - the prayers, promises and the whole service of celebration become part of your marriage, on the day itself and beyond.
Please contact us will in advance so that we can book the church for you and begin preparations for your marriage.
A husband and wife can have their civil marriage dedicated to God in church, whether they married in the UK or abroad. Find out more.
Many couples like the idea of renewing their marriage vows to celebrate a special anniversary, or to mark the end of a difficult time. We offer a special service for a husband and wife to do just that, read more.
BAPTISMS & CHRISTENINGS
We are delighted that you are thinking of having your child baptised, this is sometimes called a Christening, in one of our churches.
Baptism services often take place within the main service but can at times take place after a service or at a different time.
We offer two types of service.
The first is a Thanksgiving service, which is a service where we thank God for the child. This service involves no promises on the part of the Parents of Godparents, and does not involve the symbolism of the washing with water.
The second service is a traditional Baptism of Christening service which includes the symbolism of cleansing by the washing of water. In this service the Parents and Godparents make promises on behalf of the child to bring them up within the church and the Christian faith, to pray for them and to lead by Christian example.
ADULT BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION
It is possible to be baptised as an adult or young person. You are never too old to take this step, and you may choose to do so if you have discovered faith for yourself and now want to make your own promises in the Christian faith.
You may have been baptized at a christening when you were a child or in a different Christian tradition, and there are always special ways to renew the promises that were made then in a fresh way as you discover more about what it means to live them out in your life.
If you were baptised as a child you might want to make those baptismal promises for yourself. You can do this by being confirmed.
FUNERALS &MEMORIAL SERVICES
When someone dies, there's so much to think about and so much to organise. We understand how difficult this can be, but we can help you say your final goodbye and to support your through this difficult time. Do mention to your funeral director that you would like us to be involved.
There may be times when you would like to arrange a Memorial Service, to give thanks for the life of a person who has died. We would be happy to support you and help you arrange this.
During the Interregnum, please fill in and send the form below