Baptism, Weddings and Funerals

As part of our service to the local community, we are happy to welcome families in both happy and sad moments for Christian services of baptism, weddings and funerals.

 

Baptism

"...for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ."
(Galatians 3:27)

We are delighted that you are considering Baptism for yourself or your child.  The Methodist Church, like most denominations of the Christian Church, administers this sacrament to both adults, children and infants.  Since Baptism is the entry into the community of faith it involves the support and encouragement of our members of the community.  For this reason, Baptisms are usually part of the regular morning service at the church.

If you are thinking about Baptism for yourself or a child, please contact our minister, Rev. Deborah Cornish, who will be happy to discuss this with you.

 

Weddings

"... And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
(1 Corinthians 13:13) 

We are delighted when people wish to get married at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, and we will do everything that we can to make your day as special as possible.  In getting married in church, or in having a blessing following a civil service, you are not only coming to the traditional place of weddings, but you are also saying that you wish God to be involved in some way in your married life together.

If you are interested in the possibility of a marriage service or blessing at this church, you should contact our minister initially.  They will arrange to meet you two or three times before the wedding to discuss the various aspects and to help plan the service.  Our minister will need to be satisfied that the service will be in accordance with the policies of the Methodist Church on marriage: you may like to know that the Church does allow the marriage of those previously married.

 

Funerals

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”.
(2 Timothy 4:7)

It is a privilege for us to conduct Funerals and/or Services of Thanksgiving for people who have died.  It is a chance for people to celebrate the life of the person and share memories.  It is also an opportunity to say goodbye.

Normally the practical arrangements for the funeral will, of course, be taken care of by the Funeral Director you have chosen, who will work with our minister.  Our minister will always visit family members as soon as they are informed of a death, and will meet in their home to talk things through and discuss the funeral service.  They are also very willing at any time to visit the sick and the dying in hospital, and to be present with the family at any point along the journey prior to, during, or after the funeral service.  Throughout this difficult time we will have you in our prayers and thoughts as we prepare the service with you.

 

Rev. Deborah Cornish:  deborah.cornish@btinternet.com

Phone No:  01273 501279