If you are thinking of a Baptism, getting married or having to plan a funeral the following have links to the Church of England website for general information. If you wish to hold the event at St Firmin’s Church we would very very happy to hear from you and answer any questions you may have specific to you.
Fees apply to Weddings and Funerals but not Baptism.
The fees are those paid to the Lincoln Diocese, these are set, plus Parochial Fees paid to St Firmins’ Church, apart from Verger these fees are only if required.
Everyone is welcome to have their children christened in their parish church. During the christening service your child will be baptized and with the support of the church, you and godparents, your child begins an amazing journey of faith.
All you need to know about planning and going to a Church of England christening can be found on: churchofenglandchristenings.org. It also includes information about another church service to say thank you for God for your baby.
Sometimes, seeing someone else baptized, deciding to have your own child baptized or being asked to be a godparent, can make you to think about your own journey of faith. If you were not baptized as a young child, you may be deciding now as an adult or teenager to make this commitment.
Whatever led you to this point, baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives.
Read more about being baptized as an adult.
Today more than a quarter of all marriages in England between a man and a woman take place in the traditional setting of a Church of England church. You’re welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised and whether or not you go to church.
Read more about Weddings
A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world.
Read more about Funerals
Book of Remembrance
If you wished to remember a loved one
A Book of Remembrance has now been placed and kept in the Lady Chapel in St Firmin’s Church. A page may be taken away to be completed and then brought back to be fixed in. You may complete it in any way you wish, photos, written memories, mementoes etc. of those you have loved and lost.
If you would like to do this do pick up a page when you next visit.
BURIALS IN THE CHURCHYARD
Regulations regarding burials in our churchyard.
The Ness Group Planning Guide: An aid to thinking about death
A Planning Guide
The hope of the Christian faith encourages us to be “spiritually” prepared for our death. Many people are not prepared for their death in terms of the preparations that are necessary for the funeral and its arrangements. We hope a planning guide will help you consider these details and provide you with a means of sharing that information with people close to you.
We make plans for many things in life. Death and grief are part of life, and thus it is important that we also plan for it. Planning does not hasten the event. Funeral pre-planning is helpful as a means to let your wishes be known to all concerned. Pre-planning your funeral enables you to give expression to your faith through outlining your wishes as to what is to take place. You may be a real help to your relatives and friends as, with the clergy, they plan the funeral. You may wish to discuss your plans with one of the clergy. You may also find it helpful to use a form (click on the link below) to discuss your wishes with your family and friends. Your plans may need reviewing from time to time.