Baptism, Weddings, Funerals

For centuries, people have turned to the Church to help them mark significant times in their lives, particularly the birth of a child, marriage, and the death of a loved one. Even if you are not a regular worshipper, we want to encourage you to come and ask for these rites of passage which your local parish church is here to provide. 

Arranging Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.

If you contact us about baptisms, weddings and funerals, you can be assured of a friendly and helpful response. If we can not fulfil your request ourselves, we promise to point you in the direction of another church which might be able to help you.

If you live within the parish boundary of St. Helen's, Witton , then it is usually a straightforward process to arrange a baptism, wedding or funeral in church.

If you do not live within the parish boundary but have a connection with the parish or the church, then please do  contact us.


Thank you for inquiring about a Baptism or Christening for your child or for yourself. St Helen's offers you a warm welcome, and we hope you will feel at home.

Baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God in the Christian faith which we hope will last through the whole of life. We want to support and encourage you, and your child(ren), as we journey together in faith.  Talk to the Vicar about a date and be aware that there is nothing to stop you coming as a family to the following (child-friendly) services at St Helen's right now:

Praise & Play on Tuesdays in term-time at 1.30 pm is a special time in church for babies, pre-school children and their carers with songs, stories, crafts and play, from 1.30 pm-3.00 pm every Tuesday in term-time.

Sunday morning Communion at 9.15 am includes hymns, readings and a sermon, with Sunday Club for children of primary school age and a children’s corner for pre-schoolers, for no more than an hour. Communion on first Sundays in the month at 9.15 am  is more interactive, informal and shorter at 50 minutes. We invite every couple who have had a child christened the previous month to come to this service to receive their child's christening card and a gift to mark the occasion.

Click here to find out more about Baptisms in the Church of England.