Life Events are milestones common to many people's experience. Some of these significant times of our lives are filled with great joy and happiness as with the birth of a child, a baptism or a wedding. At other times the experience is quite the opposite; a painful divorce, the loss of employment, the death of a loved one all may fill our hearts and minds with grief and sorrow. It is at these times of great joy or deep sorrow that families and friends show their support in a variety of ways. Some events bring people together in a common desire to celebrate a particular moment in life’s journey.
BAPTISM In the early days of the Church, new Christians were often baptised at Easter. Today many people bring their babies to baptism. It is at the point of baptism that a person becomes a member of the Christian Church. For some this then leads on to a firmer commitment to the Church at Confirmation.
WEDDINGS Today more than a quarter of all marriages in England take place before God in the traditional setting of a Church of England church.The church is able to provide a large space where family and friends can celebrate with the couple and also take the opportunity to remember their own marriage vows.
FUNERALS A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world.