Life Events

Celebrating a marriage, baptism or confirmation or remembering the life of a loved one at a funeral or memorial service are some of the most important events in the life of a family. We at St Andrew’s are here to support you during these times.

Baptisms

Baptism (or ‘Christening’ – same thing, different word!) is the first step that many people take in their journey of faith. When we’re baptised we’re welcomed into the family of the church, and we celebrate the gift of new life. If you’re interested in having your child baptised, or being baptised yourself, please get in touch, and we’ll arrange a time to meet and talk it all through. You’ll also be invited to take part in a very short course of baptism preparation. You can find out more at: www.churchofenglandchristenings.org

 

We also offer a special ‘service of thanksgiving for the birth of a child’. This is a great opportunity to give thanks, and to pray publicly for the child and their family. This service is suitable for those who would prefer not to make the promises of baptism, or for those who want their children to make their own choices in later life.

 

Baptisms and thanksgivings take place as part of our Sunday morning services.

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Weddings

We are delighted that you are considering being married at St Andrew’s. A church wedding is much more than simply a venue – it is personal, meaningful, spiritual and beautiful. 

If you’d like to find out more about getting married in our church, please get in touch. We would be very happy to talk with you about it.

You may also find this website about church weddings useful.

Wishing you every blessing for your future together.


Contact

Lay Minister: Crystal Callow

crystalcallow@gmail.com 

Churchwardens: Richard and Zanna

cw.standrewscatford@gmail.com

Funerals

As a parish church we’re here to look after the people in our local area – whether or not they come to church. If you feel that a Christian funeral is right for you or your loved one, then we would be glad to host it, or take the service elsewhere. Ask your Funeral Director to contact us, or get in touch if you have any questions.

We recognise that people need a lot of care and support when they lose a loved one. If you’d like to talk to someone, or have an opportunity to sit quietly in church, please do ask.

You can find out more about funerals in the Church of England here.

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