Baptisms

Baptism is often the first step parents take along the journey of faith with their child and it is a popular decision to take.

The Church of England welcomes all babies, children & families for baptism – whatever shape that family takes, whether parents are married or not, Christian or non-Christian. During a baptism service, parents, godparents and the wider church make important choices and decisions about bringing up a child in a loving relationship with God, until children are able to make these choices for themselves. It is also a time to celebrate the gift of a child, and pray for their future.

We aim for baptisms to take place during our 10:30am service on the third Sunday of the month.  If you are considering getting your child baptised at St James, please come along to one of our Sunday services and speak to one of the sidespersons or wardens who will be able to help you. Alternatively, you can get in touch with Rev. John Sephton on 07929 512847.

Weddings

Choosing to marry is always a big decision to make. There is always so much to organise beforehand, not least where you want to have your wedding. A marriage service in a church is much more special than any other; not only are churches stunning buildings in their own right, there is much more to it than that. By choosing to marry in a church, you make vows not only in front of your family and friends but also God, giving the ceremony an extra dimension not available anywhere else. In addition to this, the church family are there to help you keep these vows and to grow in faith throughout your life together.

If you are interested in marrying at St James please come along to one of our Sunday services and speak to one of the sidespersons or wardens who will be able to help you. Alternatively, you can get in touch with Rev. John Sephton on 07929 512847.

More information on marrying in a church can be found on the YourChurchWedding website, run by the Church of England.

Funerals

If you would like to arrange a funeral at St James, please get in touch with Rev. John Sephton on 07929 512847.  We also offer pastoral support to those grieving the loss of a loved one, get in touch for more details.