In baptism, parents thank God for his gift of life, make a decision to bring their child up as a Christian and begin the journey of faith. They do this with the support of the Church and their close family and friends. Baptisms, or christenings as they are commonly called, take place regularly at All Saints, often in our Parish Mass on Sundays at 9.30am.
God-parents might also find it helpful to read the Church of England’s information about their role on their web page.
A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief and to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world. At All Saints, this can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.
The official Church of England website offers useful advice on arranging a funeral and choosing suitable hymns and readings.