Celebrating Life Events at St Philips 

Baptisms, weddings and funerals bring the Church of England into close contact with around half a million people every year. As part of the church of England, St Philips West Howe is here for you at every stage of life.

Baptism / Christening

It’s exciting that you’re thinking of baptism for yourself or your child.  At baptism (or Christening as it’s sometimes called) you promise to raise your child to know God loves them, and to help them to follow Jesus as a member of the Church.  For those who are able to make their own decision, your baptism is the start of a wonderful journey to and with God, made in front of friends and family. 

If you are thinking about baptism for yourself or your child, please contact Rev. Christine Brooks on the number below.  You can also find out more information on the Church of England website .

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Thanksgiving Services

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A service of thanksgiving gives you the opportunity to welcome your child into the world, to say thank you to God for them and to ask God's blessing on them and your family.  Unlike baptism you aren’t asked to make any promises about faith on behalf of yourself or your child and you can still choose to have your child baptised as a later stage if and when you feel ready.

 

If you would like to know more please contact Rev. Christine Brooks on the number below

Marriage

Congratulations on your engagement! An exciting and happy time lies ahead and at St Philips West Howe, we look forward to joining you to ensure your day is one to remember.   

 

As you start thinking about your big day it’s easy to start feeling a little overwhelmed with all the formalities and planning, the Church of England have a very useful page on which gives you lots of helpful information and ideas, it will also explain the qualifying criteria that you would need to get married at St. Philip’s.  Just click on this link and it will take you to the Church of England Wedding Site

https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/your-church-wedding

 

If you would like to talk to our vicar about getting married here at St. Philip’s please contact her on the number below.

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Funerals

A funeral is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

If someone you know and love has died, a funeral led by Our Vicar, can be held in the church, by a graveside, or at a crematorium. The Vicar will be there to support you every step of the way.

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 All enquiries' please call 01202 581146 or email revcbrooks@stphilipswesthowe.co.uk