Weddings, Baptism, Confirmation and Funerals

Weddings

St Paul’s Church is a beautiful church for weddings. 

 

Initial enquiries should be made well in advance either by coming to one of our Sunday morning services or by contacting our priest, Father David Isiorho, 01726 815588 or email at david.Isiorho@outlook.com. 

 

A service of Blessing following a civil wedding or on the occasion of a wedding anniversary or other special event can also be arranged.

Baptisms

Baptism or christening is a joyful event when a baby, young person or adult is received as a member of the world-wide Church. 

 

The service is arranged on request and the person to be baptised and also the family are encouraged to visit the church beforehand, perhaps at one of the Sunday services. The Vicar likes to meet you and your family to explain what is involved and arrange the date and time of the service.  There is no charge for a baptism, however an offering is commonly made after the service. 

 

It is usual for baptism to take place in the church of the parish where the child lives or at the church where the parents regularly attend. If you are not sure whether you live in the Parish of Par, you can check by using the Church of England website (churchofengland.org),  entering your postcode under “find your local church”.

If you do not live in the parish, but are intending to build a relationship with our church community, or have a particular long-standing relationship with St Mary's Church or The Good Shepherd, and would like to bring your child to us for baptism, please ring Father David Isiorho, 01726 815588 or email at

david.Isiorho@outlook.com for advice.

 

We are also pleased to support older children and adults who are thinking about baptism – it’s never too late!

 

When a baby is born parents often want to thank God for their new addition to the family.  A service of thanksgiving offers this opportunity and can form part of a Sunday service.  This is not a baptism so there is no need to choose godparents and no need to make public promises to God which you may feel you are not ready to make.

Confirmation

Confirmation takes place at a public service with the Bishop who will invite you to renew your baptism promises and will pray for the gift of the Holy Spirit to come upon you.

 

If you would like to be confirmed, or are thinking about it and would like further information, please contact Father David Isiorho, at 01726 815588 or email on

david.Isiorho@outlook.com for advice.

Funerals

For funerals, please initially contact an undertaker of your choice who will arrange a time with you and your family to plan the service with Father David.  Advice can be given about what to do, in what is often a sad and painful time for you, family and friends.  We will try to meet your wishes which may include a church service. 

 

 

 

 

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