St Helen's is here for you at all stages of your life. We hold baptisms, weddings, funerals and memorial services.
We are delighted to welcome both children and adults to Christian baptism.
Baptisms of children are held in the main Sunday 10.30am or 4pm meetings. They are a way to celebrate a child’s birth, thank God for them and commit as parents to raise the child in the Christian faith. We want to support parents as they bring up their children to follow Jesus and we invite you to talk to us about the kind of baptism service you would like for your child.
Adult baptisms take place at all of the Sunday meetings. It symbolises the new life that Christians enter into through Jesus’ death and resurrection, and it is a powerful statement of faith and commitment. If you think the time is right for you to get baptised, we would love to talk it through with you. Please contact St Helen's Reception for more information.
Congratulations on your engagement. We would love to be able to help you as you plan your wedding service. Please do get in touch to explore the possibility of holding your wedding with us. You can get married in St Helen’s, or any Church of England church, if you can show that one of you:
Alternatively, if you can show that:
We run a three week course designed to give engaged or recently married couples a solid Christian foundation to their marriages. We let the Bible teach us how to build a marriage on the Christian principles of grace and forgiveness, while tackling practical issues of communication, conflict and sex.
The course is also suitable for people who wouldn't call themselves Christian.
Please email Richard and Philly Simpkin for more information or to reserve a space on a course.
We are very sorry for your loss. Should you wish to arrange a funeral or memorial service at St Helen’s please email our Church Reception.