BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS

Baptisms/Christenings
Welcoming children and adults into the fulness of life as a Christian at All Saints is a wonderful and great celebration. It’s far more than a good excuse for a party, and it is not a naming ceremony. It is about you or your child receiving the fulness of life in this world, and everlasting life in the next, thanks to Jesus.

It’s really important, then, to think who would make good Godparents, and why you are doing this. Who is most likely to bring your child up in this faith and teach them what is really important in this life, and for the next. You might also want to ask: why do I want my child to be baptised at church? What does Jesus Christ, what does God, mean to me? How will I involve my child in church? Why are we doing this

Most baptisms happen here during the main Sunday Eucharist which gives the congregation a chance to welcome the person into the life of the Church. The Vicar will visit you and introduce what baptism is about, and talk a little about the awesome promises you will have to make as a parent or Godparent.

If you would like to find out about the possibility of a Baptism/Christening at All Saints, please contact Fr Gregory, the Vicar, who will be delighted to discuss options with you.

Weddings
Congratulations on your engagement! We want all those who marry at All Saints’ to have an amazing day and to know that we are here to support them in the years ahead too. Getting married in church means involving God in your marriage, as well as those who witness it. Like you, God wants your marriage to be life-giving and lifelong. The people at All Saints’ will pray for you as you prepare to marry, and the Vicar will help you find resources to both plan your wedding and prepare for your lives together.

If you are considering getting married in All Saints’; please contact Fr Gregory, the Vicar. You might also find the information below useful.

Frequently asked questions:

Q. How can I get married at All Saints’?
A. There are many ways to be married in church. Please contact the Vicar for more information. he will be pleased to meet with you and discuss all the options.

Q. How much will it cost to be married at All Saints’?
A. It can cost less than £460 to be married at All Saints’. You may want flowers, or a choir or an organist which all cost a little extra. Again, the Vicar will be happy to talk you through all of these things and make it as easy as possible for you.

Do check out the Church of England’s website which is really helpful in planning your wedding: www.yourchurchwedding.co.uk

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