How Do I Arrange a Church Christening, Baptism or Confirmation?
A baby or child can be baptised in a church within the Diocese, as a way to thank God for the gift of life he has bestowed upon parents, and to start the child on a journey of faith. A confirmation is where someone who has explored their faith with others in the church wishes to reaffirm their relationship with God. More information can be found via the below links:
To arrange a baptism or confirmation, you will need to discuss this within your local parish church. If you’re unsure where this would be, you can find a local church using the A Church Near You website.
How Do I Arrange a Church Wedding?
If you’re looking to get married in a church, this would typically take place in your local parish church, which can be located using the A Church Near You website.
It’s important to bear in mind that in most cases, the banns of marriage will need to be read out in the church you’re getting married in, in the three month period prior to the wedding. If this is not done, the couple will need to apply for a Common Licence.
You can find more information about weddings within the Diocese of Winchester on our Weddings page.
Where Can I Find More Information About Funerals?
Funerals are a way to mark the end of a person’s earthly life and for friends and family to come together to give thanks, express grief, and to commend the person into God’s keeping. Funerals are often individual, reflecting the life of the person.
You can find more information about funerals here or on the Church of England’s website.