Weddings, Christenings, Baptisms and Funerals


Life Events

Baptisms, confirmations, thanksgivings, weddings, blessings and funerals are fundamental to the Church of England in Suffolk being the 'Church for all'.  It is a privilege for our churches, and their ministers and people, to share and show God’s love by providing welcome, hospitality and care, for whatever of these occasions you may require.

 

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Weddings and blessings

The first step to take if you are thinking of arranging a wedding in a church, especially if you have a particular church in mind, is to get in touch with the minister at an early stage. Contact details for your local church can be found here.  To learn more please visit the Church of England's wedding pages here.

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Baptisms and Christenings

These services often mark the arrival of a new child in a family, but we also baptise older children and adults – you can be baptised at any age.

In the Christening service, parents and godparents make declarations and promises about their own faith and about their intention to nurture their child’s faith. It marks the child as part of the family of God and the beginning of a journey towards a faith which the family and church pray the child will one day declare as his or her own.  To learn more please visit the Church of England's christening pages here.

If you would like to discuss being baptised as an adult, please contact your local church minister. Contact details for your local church can be found here.

 

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Confirmation

Our bishops conduct Confirmation Services in a number of our churches. This is a service of great celebration in which those who have been baptized confirm the promises that were made at that time. 

If you would like to discuss being confirmed, please contact your local church minister. Contact details for your local church can be found here.

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Funerals and breavements

We acknowledge and understand how difficult it is when a loved one dies and we are here to help in whatever way we can.  Please inform your Funeral Director if you want to organise a church funeral and we will do all we can to accommodate your request.  To learn more please visit the Church of England's funeral pages here.

We recognise that the weeks and months after the funeral can be difficult and the ministry and pastoral teams in our churches are available to support you in your loss. If you would find it helpful to talk to someone about your loss, please contact your local church minister (contact details for your local church can be found here) or visit our bereavement page here.

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Page updated: 13 July 2020