If you are getting married at St Martins, you will have an opportunity to discuss with the organist what music you would like played.
There are four sections of your church ceremony for which you need to consider music, as well as your hymns
- The Prelude (The Organist will play a selection of Music before the service before the Bride arrives)
- The Entrance of the Bride
- The Signing of the Register
- The Recessional.
Baptism(Christening) is the Sacrament of Initiation of a Child into the membership of the Church, the Body of Christ and the beginning of the child's journey of faith when parents commit to help and encourage their children grow in faith within the local Christian community.
Please chat with the St Martins Clergy to help you to decide whether to have a Thanksgiving or Baptismal Service
The Baptismal service takes place at St Martins within the Sunday Morning Service or at another time
Baptism for babies and children takes place in a service often called a Christening. In this service parents thank God for his gift of life, make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith and godparents promise help and support. The church also promises to welcome the child and to pray for the family.
For your child, being baptized at a Christening marks the start of a lifelong journey of faith as part of the local and worldwide Christian family.
Please ask St Martin's Clergy for further information about the Service and arrangements
Thanksgiving for the Birth of a Child
This service is not the same as Baptism, for those parents who feel that you not be quite ready to fulfil the Baptismal promises.
The service provides an opportunity for parents and families to give thanks for birth or adoption of a child and to pray for family life.
It may be a private celebration at home or in hospital or it may be a public celebration in Church.
In the service
- the parents receive their child as a gift from God
- The child is named
- The child is blessed by the priest
- A bible story is read
- A prayer is said for the parents and whole family
The service can be personalised for your family needs and can take place within the Sunday Morning Service, or at another time, or at your home.
Whether sudden or expected, the death of a loved one can leave you with an overwhelming sense of loss and despair. St Martins will support you in practical, emotional and spiritual ways.
Please get in touch with our Vicar, who will arrange visit to you to discuss all aspects of the service - readings, tributes, music, prayers.