Weddings And Baptisms
What Does The Bible Say …About Marriage? “Since they are no longer two but one, let no one separate them, for God has joined them together.
“(The Bible, Matthew chapter 19 verse 6)
In Christian marriage the couple are joined together by God in a life-long partnership.
“… Submit to one another … husbands must love your wives with the same love Christ showed the church. He gave up his life for her … In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies.”
(The Bible, Ephesians chapter 5 verses 21 – 28)
St George’s Church is a beautifully light and airy church in which to make the vows, before God, that will join you together as man and wife.
We can offer you a full wedding package including the hire of our halls for your wedding reception if you require.
The choir will be happy to sing at your wedding and the bell ringers will ring out your good news across the community.
The halls are licensed for the consumption of alcohol, although not for its sale.
To discuss your requirements for your wedding at St George’s, please contact the church office on 01202 660612.
Baptism is the sign that someone belongs to Christ. That is why baptism is sometimes known as christening.
Babies, children and adults can be baptised. Although a baby cannot decide to follow Christ for themselves, a baptism shows that the child is included as a member of the church family.
When a child is baptised the family and church members look forward to the day when the promises made on behalf of the baby become personally real for the child.
Adults can be baptised if they were not baptised as a child.
It is a way for them to express their faith in Christ.
The baptism service itself is only the start.
It is expected that the child will be brought up as a follower of Jesus.
At an infant baptism service the child will have Godparents.
These are special adults chosen by the parents of the child. Godparents promise to take a special interest in the child as he or she grows up, and encourage them in their Christian faith.
They are also asked to pray for the child. So being a Godparent is a very important job.
There are usually two male and one female Godparents for a boy, and two female and one male for a girl. If the parents wish, there can be more than three.
Godparents must have been baptised themselves.
At St George’s, baptisms are conducted during the 10am service on the second Sunday morning in the month.
To arrange a baptism please contact the church office on 01202 660612.