Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals

Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals

Baptism

Your baby or child can be baptised in churches across the Diocese in a service that is often called a christening. This is a service in which parents thank God for his gift of life and make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith.

More details about christenings can be found on the Church of England’s website:
www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/baptism.aspx



Weddings

Thinking about getting married? Congratulations!

Getting married in church is a sign to your friends, family and most importantly to each other that you are ready to make a public declaration of love and commitment in front of those who love you and are part of your life together, including God.

The Church of England’s weddings website contains a wealth of information you may find useful:
www.yourchurchwedding.org 

Information for non-EEA nationals

Changes to marriage law for non-EEA nationals in the Church of England came into effect on 2 March 2015 Information is available .



Funerals

Funerals are used to mark the end of a person’s life on earth, with family and friends coming together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and to commend the person into God’s keeping. Every funeral is different – some are small quiet ceremonies, whilst others are large occasions in a packed church.

You can find more information about funerals on the Church of England’s website:
www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/funerals.aspx