Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals


Baptisms

We are delighted to baptise those who have come to faith in Jesus Christ. For adults this is linked to the service of confirmation.

Baptism of children usually takes place in our main Sunday morning service at 10.45am. If you are not a regular member of the church we encourage you to begin that commitment as one of the baptism promises is to teach your child to be faithful in public worship.

If you wish to explore baptism please give your details to the Church Office. We have baptism visitors who will call round to see you in your own home, go through the responsibilities with you and help you to decide what you want.

If baptism turns out not to be appropriate then a service of thanksgiving for the birth of a child is a lovely alternative. Here gratitude can be expressed to God for the arrival of a new life but no commitments are made about future faith or Christian upbringing.

There is no charge for baptism or thanksgiving.


Weddings

If you are planning a wedding, congratulations. We’d love to help.

Holy Trinity Church is a popular wedding venue. With the possibility of using Trinity House Garden, the Trinity Centre or the Tithe Barn as well you can have your wedding, reception and party all within walking distance of each other. For more info on getting married in a Church of England Church, click here.

If you live in the parish or are on the electoral role of the church you are entitled to be married at Holy Trinity. Others who can show a connection to the church may also be entitled to marry here. Contact the Church Office with your enquiry in the first instance. They will give you a form to fill in, advise you about the costs and pass your details on to the clergy.

We run an annual marriage preparation weekend early in the year, which many couples have found helpful.

If you are getting married elsewhere and need your banns read the Church Office will take details and make the arrangements.


Funerals

We offer our condolences if you find it necessary to arrange a funeral. We have good relationships with all the local undertakers and they are aware of how we do things. We strongly encourage you to be in touch with them in the first instance to make arrangements and discuss costs.

Once the date and time are fixed one of our clergy, or Licensed Readers, will be in touch to pray with you, talk about the funeral and the person who has died, and offer support.

If you wish to use Trinity House or the Trinity Centre for refreshments after a funeral service please make a booking through the Church Office.

We are unable to accept burial in the grave yard however we cn inter ashes following cremation.

Do chat to one of the clergy if you would like to know more.