Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

 
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Baptisms

For babies and children baptism , or Christening begins our journey of faith. For those of us a little older, baptism can signify a turning point in our life, a moment when we finally say Yes to God. 

Baptism is the entry point to the family of faith, and we are always delighted to welcome new members, young and not so young, because you're never too old!

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Weddings

Celebrate your special day at St Mary of Eton.
Sometimes planning a wedding can feel overwhelming; the only easy decision is knowing who you want to share your life with.

At St Mary's we are here to help you create a marriage service that reflects the love you feel for one another and celebrate it with your friends and family. We can help with many aspects like readings, music and flowers.

We invite you to join us in our beautiful historic Church as you begin this new chapter in your lives together.

 

 

 

 
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Funerals

At those painful and difficult times of life the church is here to help and support you. When a loved one dies we are here to hold you in your grief and guide you though, so you feel you have said the best goodbye  you can. We are also here after all the busyness of the arrangements are over, when everything hits home, to help you experience God's love for you, and those you love but see no longer.

 

 
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Confirmations

If we were baptised as children, our Godparents would have said "Yes" to God on our behalf. This is the moment to rubber stamp our Yes for ourselves and own our faith. It sets us on the right path though the map of life.

 

 

 
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Blessings

Blessing comes from the Latin word benedicere, which is also the root of benediction. It means " a good word"

At certain points in our lives, we might want to give thanks to God  for the gifts that we have, be they people or things. Receiving a blessing is one way of doing that - of praising God for being so generous to us, and also to involve God on the journey ahead. we can ask for a blessing to show favour on someone , or set something aside for sacred use.

Whichever we do, it's about immersion in the goodness of God.