Christenings, Weddings, Funerals

Christenings (baptisms)    Weddings     Funerals

The Church of England has developed websites which may be helpful when thinking about the ‘rites of passage’ services – those occasions when you may feel that a church service is, or may become, your preferred choice.

Having viewed the websites you are encouraged to talk to the rector, Robin Stapleford, if you want to explore these services, and what the Church of England in the Upper Wensum Benefice churches may offer.

churchofenglandchristenings.org

A welcoming, one-stop website for parents, godparents and guests going to a christening, offering details about preparing for baptism, what happens at the service in a step-by-step guide, and continuing the journey of faith afterwards. The website includes the Light a Candle feature which encourages visitors to take a moment to pray for a child who has been, or will be, christened (baptised) and then light a virtual candle, which they can then share on social media.

yourchurchwedding.org

Updated in Autumn 2015,visitors to this site will find a new, up-to-the-minute design with an improved search facility, new ways to browse the site, an expanded ceremony planner and a new 'Walk through the wedding service' tool, which shows couples what happens in a Church of England wedding, step by step. The information on offer aims to inspire couples to choose a church wedding or blessing, and to give them the basic information they need before their first meeting with their vicar/rector.

churchofenglandfunerals.org

Providing supportive information for those organising or attending a Church of England funeral and coping with bereavement, this website also helps to raise awareness of all the choices available, and how the church is there for them, every step of the way. The site includes a section on how to plan for one's own funeral ahead of time, and why that's important. Visitors can find ideas for music and hymns and the step-by-step guide to the service helps people to know what to expect. The website includes a Light a Candle feature which encourages visitors to take a moment to pray for someone and then light a virtual candle, which they can then share on social media.