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Special Services



Weddings

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If you're recently engaged or considering getting married - many congratulations!
Those who live within the parish or have a connection with the church are eligible to have their wedding ceremony at St Mary & St George. For more information about planning your special day and the practical things you need to consider, visit the Church of England’s ‘Your Church Wedding’ website HERE.


Funerals

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Dealing with the loss of someone can be overwhelming, especially when there are so many things to organise. We are very happy to help you as you deal with your own grief and also plan a funeral service. Please contact us if you would like to talk to someone about having a Church of England funeral service at St Mary & St George.


Thanksgiving and Baptism

Baptism
The Church of England offers two kinds of service for celebrating new life.

Thanksgiving and Dedication
Thanksgiving services are a way of celebrating the birth of a child and thanking God for the gift of new life, within the context of a service of worship. Thanksgiving services are available to anyone living within the parish regardless of faith or church attendance – although we would encourage you to come and visit us first before making a decision. For more information, come to one of our Sunday services and speak to our Minister.

Baptism 
The Church of England baptises both children and adults as a physical sign of being welcomed into the family of the Church and becoming a follower of Jesus. In the baptism service, candidates (or their parents) promise to turn away from sin, the World and the Devil and turn to Jesus Christ – choosing to follow Him and submit to Him as the Lord and Saviour of their lives. Baptism is a hugely joyful occasion, but the promises being made are also serious and deeply significant and should not be made lightly. In line with Church teaching, we invite potential baptism candidates and families to follow a process of preparation and instruction in the Christian faith, and we encourage them to commit to the shared life of the church. For more information, come to one of our Sunday services and speak directly to our Minister.

 
 

Planning your Visit

Join In

We believe that Church is about much more than a Sunday gathering.  Church is God’s family, and families ‘do life’ together.
We encourage everyone in our church to get involved in some form of group or community that meets during the week. 
We have a range to choose from.

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Missional Communities

Missional Communities are small to mid-sized groups that meet to share their lives together around a common focus. Missional Communities will be rooted in a rhythm of praying together, reading the Bible and meeting in one another’s home regularly. Importantly though, they will also have a strong ‘outward focus’ and a desire to connect with a particular group of people with whom they can share the Good News of Jesus through friendship and a shared life.
A Missional Community might be based around a particular locality, or a common interest or a stage of life, and with have several at our church.  Speak to one of the Team for more details.

Small Groups

We run a couple of different Small Groups for those who really want to ‘go deeper’ in their faith.  These include a Bible Study Group and a group which is dedicated to prayer and the prophetic.

Social Groups

We also have a number of groups that have a more social flavour and are aimed at simply connecting people together around a shared activity.  These groups meet at different times and locations and can change throughout the year.