If you live in the parish of Emmanuel, have a close pastoral connection with this church, or regularly attend services here then do please make contact with us about the services of Baptism and Marriage or about the funeral of a loved one.
Baptism (some people use the term ‘Christening’ – it means the same thing) is a public declaration that someone has become part of the Church. People who come to faith in adult life, as well as babies born to Christian parents, begin their Christian life with baptism.
In a service of thanksgiving we thank God for the birth of a child and pray for God’s blessing on the child and the parents. Unlike baptism, the parents are not required to make any vows or public declaration of faith.
Weddings are a time of joy celebration, and at Emmanuel we are delighted to host many weddings for those in our congregation and parish.
We are here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed.