Christenings, Weddings and Funerals
Our church is here to help you at the special times in your life, whether they are occasions of joy or sadness. You can find information here about how to go about organising a baptism (christening), wedding or funeral.
In the baptism of children, parents are thanking God for his gift of life, deciding to start their child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church’s support. Teenagers and adults who have not been baptized as a child may also be baptized as a sign of their entry into the Christian faith. For more information, visit the Church of England website.
Baptisms take place either in our Sunday morning service at 9.15am or at 2.00pm on a Sunday afternoon There is no fee for baptisms. If you would like to know more or wish to make a booking, please contact us.
If you are considering a church wedding, we would love to help you create a service which is meaningful and personal to you. Further information and guidance on the marriage service itself is also available from the Church of England website.
If you would like to know more about having a service at St Martin's or wish to make a booking, please get in touch. If you are looking to get married and would also like to have your children baptised, we are able to have both of these ceremonies in the same service! Just let us know if you would like this.
To help you plan your wedding, you can find full details of our fees below
A funeral gives an 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. If you would like to hold a funeral service in our church, let your Funeral Director know and they can make the arrangements for you and they can also advise you of the fees. If you would prefer a service at a cemetery or crematorium, one of our ministers would be very happy to take this service for you - just let your Funeral Director know.
If you would like to talk to someone, whether it is about practical arrangements or about how you are feeling, please contact one of our ministers. For more information, you might like to visit the Church of England website
Once a year, usually on the first Sunday in November, we hold a memorial service when the names of all those whose funerals we have taken part in are read out as well as any other names people wish us to remember in this way.