Christenings (Baptisms), Weddings & Funerals
We are here to help you mark any of these significant steps in your life’s journey.
Christenings and Thanksgivings
If you are thinking of being baptised into the Christian faith, or if you have a child or children you wish to have christened, that is wonderful. This is the start of your Christian journey - your life with Christ. A Christening (otherwise known as baptism) can be offered to anyone who lives within the Benefice or if you have a connection with one of the churches. Alternatively, there is a Service of Thanksgiving instead of a Christening.
The Christening or Thanksgiving can take place either as a 'stand-alone' service or within the Sunday morning communion service at any of the three churches in this Benefice. Rev Jo Richards is happy to chat things through with you (see contact details below). For more information, go to www.churchofenglandchristenings.org.
Weddings and Wedding Blessings
The three churches in the Benefice are beautiful venues for a wedding. For a church wedding, certain criteria need to be met, under what is called the Marriage Measure. More information can be found at www.yourchurchwedding.org.
Rev Jo Richards and the Church congregation are always here to help and support you in any way, following the death of someone close to you. Your initial contact would be through the Funeral Director. The Benefice Ministry Team support you in deciding what would be the most appropriate service - a church funeral, a memorial service, a service at the local crematorium, or the interment of ashes in any of the three Gardens of Remembrance. More information about church funerals can be found at www.churchofenglandfunerals.com.