We’d love to welcome you in our church family. If you’re interested in either a baptism service or a service of thanksgiving and blessing, please come to a morning service at either St Faith’s or St Paul’s and speak to Rev Sarah Guinness.
We baptise children and adults as part of our main Sunday morning worship, because it’s a sign of joining the family of God’s people, the Christian church.
Baptising your child means coming to church with them, reading the Bible to them and praying for them as they grow in their faith. You can choose godparents for your child, who promise to care and pray for your child and support them as they grow in faith.
The parents and godparents publically declare their faith in Jesus and the child is baptised with water and prayed for.
Because of the weighty promises parents and godparents make when their child is baptised, we encourage everyone enquiring about baptism to come on an Alpha course, so they can understand more about the promises and pledges they are making publically. More information about Alpha
A Service of thanksgiving and blessing
For some parents, the baptism service may contain promises and statements that they do not feel ready or able to make for themselves. In these circumstances, we offer a service of Thanksgiving and Blessing.
This enables the parents to publically give thanks to God for their child and to pray for them without having to make declarations of faith and obedience to God that are involved in the baptism service. You can also choose to have godparents in this service.
This may also be appropriate for other parents who feel that baptism is something they want to keep for when their child is old enough to make their own statement of faith.
We offer these services as part of our Sunday morning worship, or as a private service at another time in the week, or even in another venue. The service is relatively short and can be tailored around you and your family. Please contact the Parish office to discuss this further.
We can take the funeral for your loved one at the crematorium or you can have the service at St Paul’s or St Faith’s church, followed by the committal at the crematorium or at the graveside. We can also do a Memorial service for your loved one. Please contact the Parish office to discuss this in more detail.
Please contact the Parish office to discuss practicalities, reading of the Banns, and the preparation we recommend. There are fixed fees for weddings, which we have to pass on to the Diocese of London.