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Baptism


Baptisms take place throughout the year.  Many people bring their children either as babies or infants to be baptised but there is no age limit so adults are evenly accepted for baptism.


As the person to be baptised is entering the family of the church, baptisms are conducted during a normal Sunday service so that the church congregation can welcome the new member.  


You can find out more information about Baptisms from the Church of England website:  Baptism Link


Confirmation


Confirmation is when we confirm the promises that either we made, or our parents/godparents made for us on our behalf, at our baptism.


You can find out more information about confirmation from the Church of England website:  Confirmation Link


Banns


If you are planning to get married in church, you will need to have Banns read.  Banns are a legal requirement - they must be read in the church you are to be married in and if either of you live in a different parish, your parish church too.  You can check which parish you live in by visiting the ‘a church near you’ website.  There will be a fee to pay at each church you are to have your Banns read.


You can find out more information about Banns and other legal aspects of a wedding from the Church of England website:  Banns Link


Weddings and Blessings


St Peter’s is a beautiful church in which to celebrate a Christian marriage or to have your marriage blessed.


There has recently been a change in Law, making it easier to get married in the church of your choice so even if you do not live in the parish of Bardon Hill, but you have connections with the church, you may still be able to get married at St Peter’s.  Rev Martin Joss can advise on the requirements and you should contact him as soon as possible when you start planning your wedding.


You can find out more information about weddings from the Church of England website:  Weddings Link


Funeral


At this sad occasion, the church is always here for you.  However, when you choose your funeral directors, they will arrange everything for you including contacting the church.


You can find out more information about Funerals from the Church of England website:  Funerals Link


Time for Prayer


Life is full of events and whether it be a birth, marriage or death many people find prayer can help us through these times.  You can pray anywhere at any time, although some people find it easier to pray in church.  Some people also find it helpful to light a candle whilst in church and St Peter’s has this facility.  If you would like St Peter’s to pray for you or someone you love please contact Rev Martin Joss.  


You can find help on how to pray on the church of England website:  Prayer Link