|Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals|
The Methodist Church baptises (Christens) babies and young children. Usually this takes place in the 10:30 service. The minister will want to meet the parents and explain the significance of Christian baptism, before agreeing a date. This is usually after the parents have met with one of our members, to see the church and make some initial enquiries about Christian baptism.
A 'Thanksgiving' means that babies and children receive a blessing and parents are invited to offer thanks to God for their child. Baptism would then take place when the child is older.
How do I go about having my child Baptised or Blessed?
1. Contact the minister by phone 023 8026 8803 or click here to email.
2. The minister will refer you to a church member who will meet you at the church and answer your initial enquiries.
3. The minister will meet you to explain Christian baptism or thanksgiving and set a date for the service.
Frequently asked questions...
The Methodist Church believes that marriage is a gift of God and that it is God's intention that a marriage should be a life-long union in body, mind and spirit. The Methodist Church welcomes everyone, whether or not a member, who enquires about an intended marriage.
The minister will be delighted to explore with couples the nature of Christian marriage, help them through the wedding day and offer pastoral support thereafter.
A date and agreement to marry the couple will only be made after the couple have made an arrangement to meet with the minister for an initial interview. At this interview, the minister will:
The death of a loved one is a distressing and bewildering time. One might feel a complex array of emotions and the process of organising the funeral is one more concern. Together with the funeral director, the minister and church will guide you through the funeral service and support you in the days and years to come.
Our funerals co-ordinator is Susan Gulliver, who is one of two Pastoral Assistants. She will be happy to discuss preliminaries with you and answer your questions. Her phone number is 023 8025 4916.
What should I do if I want to arrange a funeral in Chandler's Ford Methodist Church?