Baptisms In the Church of England
We're delighted you're thinking of baptism for your child. Your child is precious to you and precious to God. At baptism, you promise to raise your child to know God loves them and to help them to follow Jesus as a member of the Church.
For your child, baptism marks the start of a journey of faith, which involves turning away from all that is evil, turning towards Christ and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family. Baptism can happen at any age. What matters is that those concerned are committed to bringing up a child as a Christian.
Weddings at St. James Church & The Chapelry
We want to make your wedding personal and memorable for you. Churches are special places and there are some things about a church wedding that you just can’t get anywhere else.
A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance. God’s blessing is the main attraction for many couples, whatever their beliefs.
You can make amazing vows, or promises, in a church. You can only make vows this big in a church. These vows, made in public, will help you to stay together and grow together. God and your church are there for you to help you keep your vows.
The Rector has a very particular role to play in your wedding. They can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Because of the relationship with the Vicar, your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.
A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God's keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.
Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest regardless of whether they attended church or not.
Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals
A baptism, a wedding or a funeral is an especially important time for those involved, or for those who are close.
Please contact Rev Gary Noyes on 01386 841563 to see if we are able to help you.
If you would like to share photographs of your special day to be included in our gallery, please contact us.