Baptisms (or Christenings) weddings and funerals
CONTACT Rev Sue Clarke 01924 450746 please leave a message with your telephone number and I will get back to you if I am out when you ring
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Baptisms can be held within the main service at , or during a separate service on Sunday afternoons.Weddings are often planned a long time ahead because of other activities in the church
Births, marriages and deaths are special times, and churches offer many ways to celebrate and support people through these life events.
Baptism or christening.
Baptism is a sign of new life in Christ. The section in the Church of England’s website is mainly about the baptism or christening of babies and children, and is a useful source of information.
Baptism is a happy time for families - If you are interested in baptism, or in having your child baptised, you should contact the Rector ( see information above) for information and advice.
A quarter of all weddings take place in a Church of England church. We avaerage around twenty weddings per year in our church.
Some couples hold a Service of Blessing after taking their civil vows in a Registry Office.
wedding at Thornhill
The http://www.yourchurchwedding.org/ explains what is understood by ‘Christian marriage’, what the church service involves, and some of the legal considerations.
Another useful source of information is http://www.weddingguideuk.com/articles/ceremonies/cofe.asp. This explains some of the legal requirements, what happens on the day, and gives details of the words and prayers used in the service.
Funerals -the first approach to the church is often by the funeral directors