Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
St Clement’s is the Parish Church and serves those who live in our Parish in all stages of life. Our Parish Office would be pleased to help with enquiries about weddings, funerals and baptisms at St Clement’s.
Everyone is welcome to have their children baptised in their parish church. During the service your child will be baptized and with the support of the church, you and godparents, your child begins an amazing journey of faith.
All you need to know about planning and going to a Church of England baptism (sometimes also called christening) can be found on:churchofenglandchristenings.org. It also includes information about another church service to say thank you to God for your baby.
Sometimes, seeing someone else baptized, deciding to have your own child baptized or being asked to be a godparent, can make you to think about your own journey of faith. If you were not baptized as a young child, you may be deciding now as an adult or teenager to make this commitment.
Whatever led you to this point, baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives. You can read more here, about being baptized as an adult.
Today more than a quarter of all marriages in England take place before God in the traditional setting of a Church of England church. Find out more here: https://www.yourchurchwedding.org/
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. This can be through a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church. There’s more information here: https://churchofenglandfunerals.org/
Parochial fees are the fees charged for certain services conducted by the Church of England. The table of fees can be viewed here.
And just to add - if you are not sure which parish you live in, you can find out here: [Parish Finder].