Church Events

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The Week Ahead

Friday 19th April
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
12:00
- 13:00
Stations of the Cross
13:00
- 01:00
Good Friday Meditations on the Cross
14:00
- 15:00
Good Friday Liturgy
Saturday 20th April
21:00
- 22:00
Easter Vigil
Sunday 21st April
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist with sermon, no hymns (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
Taize
Monday 22nd April
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Tuesday 23rd April
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Baby and Toddler Group
12:00
- 13:00
B&T packing up
Wednesday 24th April
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Thursday 25th April
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 11:00
Holy Eucharist, Common Worship
18:30
- 19:45
Choir Practice
Friday 26th April
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer

Belonging & Believing

Baptisms

What does it mean?

It is wonderful that you are considering having your child baptised!

Holy Baptism is the calling of all sorts of people of all sorts of ages to belong to the family of all families (also called the Church). We baptise people in holy water in the traditional name of God: Father (Creator), Son (Redeemer) and Holy Spirit (Sustainer).

View of the font area

Baptism is a very important step on the Christian path and needs careful consideration. Before doing so, parents of infants should give serious thought to the promises they will be making, together with the godparents (or sponsors) on behalf of their child.

Baptism is more than a celebration of the beginning of life. It expresses the identity that is ours in Jesus Christ and the shape of the life to which we are called. Read more …

What's my commitment?

A baptism
Bearing this in mind parents and godparents are asked the following two questions at the beginning of the service:
"Today we are trusting God for the growth of these children in faith. Will you pray for them, draw them by your example into the community of faith and walk with them in the way of Christ?"
"In baptism these children begin their journey in faith. You speak for them today. Will you care for them and help them to take their place within the life and worship of Christ's church?"

To both questions the parents and godparents reply:
"With the help of God we will"
(Extract from The Common Worship Service Book 1998)

These are serious promises which you will be making and if you feel it is unlikely you will be able to fulfil them, do please consider a service of thanksgiving - which we can also give - for your child. We will be happy to talk to you about this and answer any questions.

What do I do next?

Please download and print the following:

Baptism Application Form.

and bring it with you to any of the church services. This will confirm the booking. There are no fees for baptisms but you can make a "thank-you" offering if you would like to.

If you are considering giving us a donation as a thank offering for your child's baptism, then thank you very much! We will use your donation to invest in the mission of the Church in this area, so that others may also come and be baptized in the name of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and join the family of families too. Please use a gift aid envelope (situated in the church) if you are a UK tax payer.

Today's Prayers

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

From the Church of England web site
© The Archbishops' Council

News

Christian Aid Bring and Share Lunch

Sunday 19th May 12.30pm
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EASTER FLOWERS

Make a donation towards the cost of the Easter flowers in church
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CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 12TH - 18TH MAY

New volunteers needed and good instruction given.
Read more …

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING (APCM)

Takes place on Sunday 28 April 2019 at 1130 hrs in church.
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FUNDRAISING PICNIC FOR RTU

Picnic in the Church gardens on Sunday 2 June 2019 (12 noon to 3pm) to raise money for RTU
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Silent and Morning Prayer times to change

From the start of 2019, the times of the daily Silent and Morning Prayers will be brought forward by 30 minutes to 8:30 and 9:00 am respectively.
Read more …

Toilet Twinning

Thank you! We raised £405.85:-)
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The Guardian Angel

The latest edition has been printed and can also be found on our web site.
Read more …
 
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