Weddings, Christenings & Funerals

Covid-19 update

Please make contact with our Priest in Charge, Matt, to check what Covid regulations currently permit regarding baptisms, weddings and funerals. We know this is a difficult time, and will do all we can to reassure and help you. Please CLICK HERE to contact our Priest in Charge, Matt with any queries or worries.

Weddings

WeddingWe would love you to have your wedding at our church; it helps if you have a connection with us (ie if you live, or have lived, in the parish*, or one of your parents do – or did, or if your parents or grandparents were married in our church) but please use the contact form below to have a talk about it.

If you’d like to know more about church weddings in general, the Church of England has a dedicated website.

To find out more, please use the contact form below but please be aware that this is not sent using a secure method and is therefore not encrypted, so please do not enter any confidential information. The information you provide is only used for the purpose of replying to your email and dealing with your enquiry. For further details, please refer to our Privacy Notice.

You can also e-mail = rector@stleonardslexden.org.uk with your name, email address and details and we will get back to you.


Christenings

20160814_122832_resizedv2Baptism (or Christening – they mean the same thing) is how you become a member of God’s family, the Church. At St Leonard’s children are usually baptised when they are quite young – but it can be done at any age and we have a few adult baptisms every year. Baptism are held on Sundays within a service or at a separate time. For you or your child, baptism marks the start of a journey of faith.

Baptism is a ‘sacrament’ a visible sign of God’s love. In baptism, we are thanking God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledging his love for us.  So we don’t set any barriers or conditions, other than you are willing to promise to teach your child about the faith into which they have been baptised. Of course, if you feel you need to find out more about Christianity in order to teach them – the best place to go is church! Come and see what it is all about – or come to one of our seeker’s courses.

Anyone who lives in our parish* is entitled to be baptised at our church. If you don’t live in the parish we may still be able to hold the baptism, particularly if you to have a connection to St Leoanrd’s (for example, attend St Leonard’s, have been married or christened here, or a link through your parents). There is a useful website at www.cofe.anglican.org/lifeevents

To find out more, please use the contact form below but please be aware that this is not sent using a secure method and is therefore not encrypted, so please do not enter any confidential information. The information you provide is only used for the purpose of replying to your email and dealing with your enquiry. For further details, please refer to our Privacy Notice.

You can also e-mail = rector@stleonardslexden.org.uk with your name, email address and details and we will get back to you. 

*If you don’t know which parish you live in try the A Church Near You website. Put your postcode in to the parish finder and it will tell you.


Funerals

A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed. Although you will probably organise your loved one’s funeral with a funeral director there is some useful, practical advice from the Church of England

To find out more, please use the contact form below but please be aware that this is not sent using a secure method and is therefore not encrypted, so please do not enter any confidential information.The information you provide is only used for the purpose of replying to your email and dealing with your enquiry. For further details, please refer to our Privacy Notice

You can also e-mail = rector@stleonardslexden.org.uk with your name, email address and details and we will get back to you.


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