In baptism, you as parents are thanking God for his gift of life, deciding to start your child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church's support. For more information, contact the Vicar - see the Contacts page for details.
A funeral is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world, and to commend the person into God's keeping.
The funeral service of the Church of England can be very short and quiet with only a few members of the family present or an occasion of great solemnity with music, hymns and a packed church.
Whatever the pattern of service, the words and actions all speak of a loving God and the preciousness to Him of every human being.
For more information please contact the Vicar - see the Contacts page for details.