Life Events

The Life events of Baptism/Thanksgiving, Wedding/Thanksgiving, Funeral/Memorial are significant events which we as a church community want to celebrate and support you with. 

As you consider how the specific event can be celebrated and remembered, we are here to support, care, advice and pastorally enable you with the arrangements. Ensuring that it is personally appropriate for you, your family and friends. 

This is is done in the context of a caring Christian faith, with the service following the Church of England format.

Baptism and Thankgiving

  • Thanksgiving - A Service of Thanksgiving is available for Parents/Guardians who want to come to Church to thank God for the gift of their child.
  • Baptism (child) - The key aspect of Baptism is making a commitment to follow Jesus and being part of the local Church family in regular worship. The Parents and Godparents will therefore need to be baptised church members and regular in their church attendance as they will be making the promises of commitment on the child's behalf. The Parents/Godparents are required to attend a short time of Baptism preparation.
  • Baptism (youth/adult) - The candidate is usually prepared using a course (Christianity Explored) prior to the baptism taking place in a Sunday service. There is the option of Baptism by immersion at Christ Church. 

 

Wedding Banns and Weddings

We welcome enquiries about  Banns of Marriage and also getting married at Christ Church.

Wedding Banns - Marriage Banns are called for residents in the parish of Christ Church (Broad Green). For information/application about Banns of Marriage, please contact the Church Office

Wedding -  If you’re considering marriage, we will be pleased to meet with you and discuss your plans and look forward to helping you have a wonderful wedding day.  We invite you to come along to the Sunday Service get a feel for the Church. For a service of renewing Marriage Vows, or if either partner has been previously married please make enquiries with the church office. We hold to the Biblical pattern of marriage, of one man and one woman in a lifelong relationship as affirmed by Jesus. 

Couples getting married at Christ Church will be be invited to attend a Marriage Preparation Course. For weddings to be held at Christ Church, the qualifying conditions of being resident in the parish or a qualifying connection needs to be met. 

 

Funeral/Memorial Service

    At the sad and difficult time of losing a loved member of the family, we are here to help. Please contact us to help you through this time in planning a Funeral service at Church or at the Crematorium. We will carefully support you through this period by planning the service with yourself and other family members and coordinating with the Funeral Directors. We can also help with a graveside service or burial of ashes. We trust in the comfort and hope found in the Risen Lord Jesus. 

 

Please contact Christ Church Parish office (020 8649 7620) if you would like any further information or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss the matter of a Baptism/Wedding/Funeral.