Life Events

As we travel through life we all mark milestones along the way. It could be committing a child to God in a service of baptism, making heartfelt vows on our wedding day, or coming together with family and friends to mark the end of the life of a loved one.
These ceremonies are an opportunity for us to join with God, throughout our path in life.


A Commitment to God

We are delighted that you are thinking of having your child baptised at St Mary’s. The birth of a baby is a very good time to think about the mystery of life and about what you want for your children. Baptism (sometimes called Christening) is a sacrament, a visible sign of God’s love. It marks the beginning of our journey of Christian faith. When young children are baptised, their parents and godparents make promises on their behalf to bring them up within the Christian faith and to encourage them by their example to become followers of Jesus Christ.

Older children and adults can also be baptised and will make the promises for themselves. For them, baptism usually takes place at the same time as Confirmation after a short course of preparation in which they learn more about the Christian faith and the meaning of Baptism.



Getting married at St Mary’s


Giving Thanks for a Life