Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals

The clergy welcome enquiries from parishioners regarding their conducting baptisms, marriages and funerals at St John's.  They will invite you to meet with them to discuss matters further.

BAPTISM

In baptism, a person becomes the child of God and a member of God's family.  Baptism marks the beginning of a person's journey of faith that continues throughout life by means of regular prayer and worship.  A decision to be baptised is not one taken lightly.

For infant baptism, the parents and god-parents make promises on the child's behalf that he or she will be brought up
in the Christian faith.

For older children and adults, baptism is undertaken together with confirmation after a period of study and preparation.

A person may be baptised in St John's if they reside in the parish of St John's Hurst Green.

MARRIAGE

Christians regard marriage as a gift from God and we are delighted if a couple wishes to be married in St John's, thereby desiring to make their promises to each other before God and to have God's blessing bestowed upon their union.

At present, if one member of the couple resides in the parish of St John's Hurst Green, there is an entitlement to be married in St John's. 

We believe that marriage is for life but if you are contemplating re-marriage after divorce, come along and discuss it with us.  Anyone who is considering a marriage at St John's is encouraged to contact the clergy. 

FUNERALSImage of the Rememberance Garden

Our ministry at the time of the death of a loved one is very important to us.  The clergy are pleased to conduct funerals in St John's, or at a crematorium, for anyone who was resident in the parish, or who was a regular worshipper at St John's.