Baptism marks the beginning of a journey of belonging to Jesus Christ, the first step in response to God’s love. It is the start of a journey of faith, which involves becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.
God wants us to know his love and he invites each person to turn away from evil, sin and darkness and to turn to him.
In Baptism (sometimes called a Christening), the candidate (or parents and godparents if the candidate is a child, too young to speak for his/her self) and the church community recall their faith in Jesus Christ and promise to help the candidate on his or her journey of faith, so that he or she may grow in knowledge of the love of God.
As a parent of a child being baptised, you are thanking God for the gift of your child’s life and making a decision to start him or her on the journey of faith with the support of the Church.
A wedding is one of life’s great moments, a time of solemn commitment as well as good wishes, feasting and joy.
Marriage in church brings an added spiritual dimension – the bride and bridegroom face each other, make their promises and receive God’s blessing.
A public declaration of love and life-long commitment is made in front of friends and family in a church ceremony.
In addition to providing a beautiful setting for a memorable marriage service St John’s offers guidance and preparation for your future together.
The loss of a loved one can be a difficult time for anyone. We understand the process of planning a funeral, and can provide comfort and support to you during this time of bereavement.
We work very closely with the local funeral directors and can assist you in handling many of the details.