Occasions

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

Baptism

In baptism, we thank God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledge his love. In the Anglican Church it is common to baptise young children; this is sometimes known as christening.

Baptism is a 'sacrament' (holy ritual to symbolise grace) in the Christian tradition that is traced back to Jesus himself being baptized in the river Jordan.

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Weddings

Today more than a quarter of all marriages in England take place before God in the traditional setting of a Church of England church.

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Funerals

A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God's keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

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This Week

09.00am Tue 12 Dec 2017
Prayer (in the Vestry)
09.30am Sun 17 Dec 2017
Family Carol Service
06.00pm Sun 17 Dec 2017
Carols by Candlelight
09.00am Tue 19 Dec 2017
Prayer (in the Vestry)

St Mary's Avenue,
Purley on Thames,
Reading
, Berkshire, RG8 8BJ

0118 942 4390
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