We are delighted you’re thinking of baptism for your child. Your child is precious to you and precious to God. At baptism you promise to raise your child to know God loves them, and to help them to follow Jesus as a member of the Church.
If you are considering baptising your child at St Johns, and you are not already a regular attender at the church, we encourage to to come and join us in some of our weekly services. The initial point of contact for baptism preparations is Anne Laurence our church administrator who is generally available after the main Sunday morning service which takes place at 10.30 a.m. If Anne is unavailable at the service, you can contact her on 0117 9671784. You will be invited to meet with some of the church members and staff at our partnership churches, as part of a baptism preparation group. Most of our baptisms take place as part of our main Sunday morning services at 10.30 a.m, on the second Sunday in the month.
Weddings & Banns of Marriage
You are welcome to marry in the Church of England whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are christened and regardless of whether you go to church or not. It’s your church, and we welcome you!
For such a special day, we offer a special place. There are some great things about marrying in church that you might like to know. All you need to help you plan a personal, meaningful, spiritual and beautiful church wedding can be found on the Church of England’s weddings web site: www.yourchurchwedding.org
If you wish to marry at St Johns, or need to have Banns read, contact Anne Laurence St John’s administrator after a 10-30 am Sunday morning service, or if that is not possible by telephone: 0117 9671784
In the sad event of a relative or close friend passing away, arrangements for a church funeral or memorial service at St Johns should be made through the EBP office [contact details below] or through your funeral directors, who will arrange for you to be contacted promptly by one of our clergy.