Life Events

Everyone is welcome to have their children christened in their parish church.

During the Christening service your baby will be baptised. There are around 10,000 babies and children baptised in the Church of England every month. We also welcome adults who want to be baptised.

Your child is precious to you and precious to God. At baptism you make a decision to start your child on a journey of faith. The church and the godparents support the family and the child in this decision.



Today more than a quarter of all marriages in England take place a Church of England church.

You're welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised, and whether or not you go to church.




A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth.

It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, and to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world.