Today more than a quarter of all marriages in England between a man and a woman take place in the traditional setting of a Church of England church. You’re welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised and whether or not you go to church. Why not start planning by visiting the link below and arranging to have a chat with Rosie?
Child Baptism and Thanksgiving
Everyone is welcome to have their children baptised in their parish church. During the service, your child will be baptised and with the support of the church, you and your godparents, your child begins an amazing journey of faith.
Thanksgivings – a different journey
A special church service, different from baptism, can be used as a way to say thank you to God for your child.
It’s possible to have this service instead of baptism if you decide that now isn’t the right time to have your child baptised.
You might also choose this service when your baby is just born, or if you have adopted a child into your family and you simply want to celebrate this with special words said by Rosie in church.
Sometimes, seeing someone else baptised, deciding to have your own child baptised or being asked to be a godparent can make you think about your own journey of faith. If you were not baptised as a young child you may be deciding now as an adult or teenager to make this commitment.
Whatever led you to this point, baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives.
Why not start planning by visiting the link below and arranging to have a chat with Rosie
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 could be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.
Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in the churchyard by Rosie regardless of whether they attended church or not. Speak to Rosie to arrange a meeting at which you can ask all the questions you may have to help you make the right choices for your loved one. Visit the Church of England link below for more information
As a church we a governed by law to the rules from the Church of England over what can be put in our churchyard. Before planning any memorials we strongly suggest you read these regulations first to avoid any problems and distress at a later stage.