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Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

Here you will find details about Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals at St Peter and St Paul, Newchurch.

For further information, or to discuss your requirements, please contact Mike Barclay.

Your Baby

We are so glad that you want to say thank you to God for your lovely baby in a service here.  There are two ways in which you can do this.

A Service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child

This is a time when you and your family and friends can bring your baby in to say thank you for all that this new member of the family means to you.

As a congregation we pray for you and your baby and join in your thanksgiving.

This would most usually take place during our child - friendly service on the first Sunday of the month, although other times are possible.

Baptism

This is a service in which you ask for your child to be received as a member of Christ's Church.

In this service you will be asked to declare your own faith in Jesus and to promise to bring your baby up in the Christian faith.

All families taking part in these services are warmly invited to join us in the monthly All Age Service, where we worship in less formal ways which both you and your children can enjoy.


Weddings

We would be delighted to welcome you into our lovely old Church as you begin your lifetime of commitment to each other.

Getting married is one of the most important things which we can do in our lives, so it is not surprising that there are some formalities which must be gone through before the service can take place, including the publishing of Banns of Marriage at three services in the parish of both the bride and groom (if different).

Don't let that put you off - the priest who is available to take the service will go through all the details with you, and help you to make your day really memorable for all the right reasons.


Funerals

We are there to give you all the help and support which is possible in your time of sorrow, which includes helping you to have the things which really matter to you in the service, whether in our Church and graveyard or at a local crematorium. 

The Funeral Director makes the initial arrangements, but you are free to say where you want the service to take place and to give any preference, which you may have as to the person whom you would like to take the service.

When the Funeral Director contacts us, we will arrange for the minister who is going to take the service to make an appointment to visit you and work with you on the service details.