Baptism is the means by which we become members of the church, not just this church but the universal church, and involves making promises - in the case of a child, by his or her parents and godparents. No one is too young or too old to be baptised. For a teenager or adult baptism is usually accompanied by confirmation. We also offer a Service of Thanksgiving for the birth of a child, a simple service which does not require the same commitments as Baptism, and leaves open the possibility of Baptism at a later stage. More general information about baptism is available from www.churchofenglandchristenings.org
Confirmation is suitable for those of secondary school age or older who are regular church-goers and wish to publicly affirm for themselves the promises made on their behalf at their baptism.
We would be delighted to help you celebrate your marriage. You do not need to be an Anglican to marry in our church, although there are some legal restrictions, see www. yourchurchwedding.org for more information. Even if we are unable to hold a marriage for you, it may be possible to hold a service of prayers, blessing or renewal of vows. We are pleased to welcome same-sex couples who are marrying and wish to come to church for prayers. More information about marriage in church is available at www.yourchurchwedding.org
Our clergy take funerals in the crematorium and at cemetery chapels as well as in church. If you wish to speak about funeral arrangements do contact us. We do not have a graveyard but we do have an area where cremated remains can be buried.
In all cases contact the vicar for more details, or call in to church - see noticesheet for opening times, usually Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings.