Life Events – baptisms, weddings, funerals

The church plays an important part in many of the most significant moments in our lives. Whether it’s sharing the joy of welcoming a new child into baptism, deciding to renew those baptism promises as your own at confirmation, experiencing the love and hope at the heart of a wedding ceremony or seeking support after the loss of a loved one, we can help with advice and guidance.

There is information below about Baptisms, Confirmations, Weddings and Funerals and if you have any questions do please contact Sarah, our Parish Administrator, who will be happy to help.

Baptism is a response of thankfulness to God for a life we never earned, and to live it as a gift to others, following after Jesus Christ. Whether it takes place as a child or later, it’s a very special occasion as a new member is welcomed into the church and parents and Godparents undertake to support them in their spiritual life.

If you would like to discuss baptism for yourself or your child please contact Sarah.

To be confirmed is to renew your baptism promises as your own, and to be prayed for by the bishop that God will strengthen you as you seek to grow in faith, hope, and love.

Candidates for confirmation take part in a series of preparation sessions with the vicar, Graeme, before being confirmed by the Bishop in a special service.

To discuss Confirmation please contact Sarah.

Congratulations on your engagement!

We are delighted that you are considering celebrating your marriage before God at St Luke’s or St Bart’s Church. In order to be married in either church at least one member of the couple must be resident in the Parish. It is also possible to be married in the Parish if one of you has a particular connection to the Parish – perhaps you grew up here, or were baptised here?

More information about getting married can be found in the Marrying in the Church of England information document and there is  a useful website here.

Contact Sarah in the first instance to find out everything you need to know.

Many families find comfort in celebrating the life of a loved one in a church service.

It is not necessary to have attended the church. There is information below about the service and some suggested readings and hymns.

Our clergy team is available to offer comfort, support, and guidance when planning a funeral service. Please contact Sarah in the first instance.