Life Events : Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals
Both All Saints and St. John’s are able to host your wedding. However you need to live in one of the parishes or to have a recognised qualifying connection with one of the parishes. Normally this will include having Banns of marriage read in church for three weeks prior to the date of the wedding. If you do not live in the parish, Banns will need to be read in the parish of the church where you live.
Our clergy team are happy to talk with you about the requirements, and help you prepare for your important day. Contact them via our contacts page.
Baptisms and Thanksgivings
We are delighted that you are thinking about Baptism and/or Thanksgiving. We offer several services appropriate for different ages and stages of Christian faith.
Baptism, also referred to as Christening, is an important first step in the Christian life. The Church of England baptises babies and young children on the understanding that Parents and Godparents make promises on behalf of the child, to bring them up in the Christian faith, until they are old enough to take on those promises for themselves. We are also able to offer Baptism for older children and adults who have not already been baptised.
We also offer a service of Thanksgiving for the gift of a child. This may be appropriate for a number of reasons and can be followed by Baptism at a later date.
Confirmation is a special service at which the baptised child takes on those promises, when they are old enough. It is usually arranged across a number of churches, as the ceremony includes a laying on of hands by the bishop.
Contact our clergy team to discuss any of these via our contacts page.
When a loved one dies we are able to help you say goodbye with a funeral service in church or crematorium. Normally we do this when there is a link with the parish, or the person who died lived in the parish. The Funeral directors will be able to help deal with all the practicalities. We are here to help you decide on the form and content of the service itself, whether a funeral in church or at the crematorium, and to provide support for you in your time of grief.
Contact our clergy team via our contacts page.