Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals

Baptisms

A baptism, or christening, is the first step on a journey of faith when a person, most often a baby or child, is welcomed into the family of the church and the parents and godparents undertake to guide the young person to a life of faith.

The baptism will often take place within the framework of regular worship so that the wider congregation also bears witness to the event and will offer prayers for the family and godparents.

It is not exclusively babies and infants who come for baptism; often adults wish to make the commitment for themselves.

If you would like more information on baptism, please visit: https://www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/baptism.aspx  or contact the Benefice Administrator (contact details below).

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Congratulations on your engagement!  If you are considering a wedding in church, then the Church of England offers a wider choice than ever before.  Whatever your beliefs, whether you are christened or not, whether or not you are a regular church-goer, a church wedding makes this wonderful event very special indeed.

For more information on what options the Church of England offers, please visit https://www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/weddings.aspx

If you would like to discuss your wedding in one of our churches, please contact the Benefice Administrator (contact details below).

Funerals

A funeral is an occasion when friends and family come together to mark the end of a person’s life on earth.  It offers a time to support and comfort the bereaved and also to celebrate a life well lived.  Everyone is entitled to a funeral in church and to burial or interment of ashes in the churchyard.

For more information on arranging a funeral in church, please visit https://www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/funerals.aspx

If you would like to discuss funeral arrangements, either in one of our churches or for the Parish Priest conduct the service at a crematorium, please speak to the Benefice Administrator (contact details below).  However, because St Andrew’s churchyard is owned by Moretonhampstead Parish Council, please also phone 01647 440041 if you require burial or the interment of ashes there.

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The Benefice Administrator is available on a Tuesday between 9.30 am and 1.00 pm; or you can send an email, or leave a message on her answerphone:

Julia Vittle, Benefice Administrator
Tel: 07985 688023
Email: hollowvitts@btinternet.com