Life Events

Baptism of a child
Baptism is the first stage in the Christian journey. where a child becomes a member of the Church.  We offer baptism of children on the 4th Sunday of the month in our Communion Service at 10.15am (except Lent and Advent). We also offer baptisms at 1pm on a Sunday afternoon. If you wish your child to be baptised, we would like very much to discuss it with you after one of our Sunday morning services. Either Rev Lynn or Jacqueline Dow our Reader can give you an application form. Parents and the Godparents (as many as can make it) will need to attend a baptism preparation session where we explain what baptism is and talk through the service. The Church of England does not charge a fee for baptisms.

Thanksgiving for the birth of a child
If you feel you aren’t ready to have your child baptised yet, we offer a service of thanksgiving for the gift of a child. This short service gives thanks to God for the child. You will need to arrange the date and time with Rev Lynn. The Church of England does not charge a fee for this service, however All Saints Church would value a donation.

Wedding
If you wish to be married in All Saints church please make contact with Rev Lynn as soon as possible. We have an information leaflet on getting married at All Saints which also sets out the costs and includes an application form. The fees are set by the Church of England and can be found by using the following link https://churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/fees.aspx

If one or both of you are currently Non-EU Nationals you will need to have a Superintendent Registrar Certificate in order to be married in All Saints and Rev Lynn can explain how you obtain this.

Prayer and Dedication following Civil Marriage (Blessing of marriage)
If you have been or are going to be married in a Registry Office and wish to have a service in church afterwards, please contact Rev Lynn. The Church of England does not charge a fee for this service, but All Saints church would welcome a donation.

Funerals
We offer a personalised funeral service either in All Saints church, a cemetery or crematorium. Rev Lynn or another minister will work with the family to create a simple, dignified service. The fees are set by the Church of England and can be found by using the following link https://churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/fees.aspx

If you would like a memorial service sometime after the funeral please contact Rev Lynn. The Church of England does not charge a fee for this service, but All Saints church would welcome a donation.