WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS AND FUNERALS
We are always delighted when couples choose to have their wedding at St Paul's and we will do everything we can to make this day really special for you. To be married at St. Paul's Church all that is required is that one or both of you have a connection with the church. This can be one or more of the following:
Present or past resident of the Parish for at least 6 months.
Baptised or Confirmed at St Paul's Church
Your parents or grandparents were married at St Paul's Church
You are a regular worshipper at St Paul's and on the church electoral role.
Baptism is a ceremony by which a person becomes part of the Christian community. It involves commitment to Christ and recognising that we are made by God and belong to him. If children are too young to answer for themselves, their parents and godparents can promise to bring them up as Christians and help them to grow in their faith by example and by teaching them what it means to be a Christian. If you live in the parish of St. Paul's then you can ask the Vicar about Baptism.
In order for the baptism to be meaningful you need to be part of the Christian family yourself - so come to church any Sunday at 10:30am and meet others who are also learning about God and growing in the Christian faith. As a first step we ask you to bring your baby for a Thanksgiving. It is included in the main church service and involves a welcome by the Vicar to you and your family, and prayers for your child.
Here at St. Paul’s we have a team made up of laity and clergy who would be able to conduct a funeral service, whether it is a cremation or burial. Normally funeral directors contact us and between the family and St. Paul’s we try to find a convenient mutual date. Whilst most services are conducted at the cemetery / crematorium, should you wish an extended service held at St. Paul’s church we would be happy to help you arrange that.
Interment of Ashes
St. Paul’s church property houses a small Garden of Remembrance where Ashes can be interred.
Should you wish the remains of your loved one to have their final resting place in our garden, we would
be happy to help that happen.