Baptisms

Baptism

We will be very pleased to talk to you about baptism, which marks the beginning of the Christian journey that continues for the rest of our lives.

We are happy to welcome people of any age, from infants to adults, for baptism.

Most enquiries come from parents of infants and young children. We will spend time preparing with you to make very important decisions and promises on behalf of your child. As baptism is the start of the Christian journey, we encourage you to come to church with your child and experience the life and worship of the Christian community that you and your child will become a part of through baptism.

Baptisms in the BART churches will usually be of people resident in one of the parishes or with close existing links to the church. Baptisms take place within our main Sunday services, usually but not always, during a Family Service.

If you would like to enquire about baptism in any of the BART churches, for yourself or for your child,we will be very pleased to speak to you. In the first instance please contact Secretary


Weddings

We are delighted to welcome couples wishing to get married in one of the four BART churches.

To be married in BART at least one of the couple will need to have a residential or other qualifying connection with one of the four villages. To find out if you have an appropriate connection you can consult the Church of England website at www.yourchurchwedding.org. Please do not hesitate to contact the Rector to ask for advice. It is not our usual practice to marry a couple where one has a divorced partner still living.

If you have decided on a civil ceremony, we will be pleased to talk to you about a Service of Prayer and Dedication after a Civil Marriage.

 

b weddingWe are committed to helping all our marriage couples to prepare wisely for their new life together and to have a memorable wedding day. We invite all our marriage couples to a marriage preparation day and we will also spend time with you to plan your own special ceremony, around the music, readings and prayers that will be meaningful for you.

If you would like to enquire about marriage in any of the BART churches, we will be very pleased to talk to you

In the first instance please contact Secretary

Funerals

When a loved one dies, we would like to be able to support you through prayer and being a listening ear. We will be pleased to provide a funeral service, either in one of the parish churches that you or your loved one has had an association with, by residence in the parish or some other connection, or at the crematorium.

When a loved one has died, we will normally visit you to plan a funeral service that will help you express your sadness, say farewell, remember your loved one and give thanks for his or her life and entrust them to God. The funeral service affirms God’s love for all, revealed in the death of Jesus and points us to the Christian hope, even in the face of death, revealed in the resurrection of Jesus.

Your Funeral Director will often contact the Wardens on your behalf and we will always be very pleased to talk to you

In the first instance please contact Secretary