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

During this current period all Sunday Services and Midweek Activities that would usually take place in the church building have been suspended until further notice.  Please do join us for online activities.

St. Mary’s Avenue
Purley on Thames
Reading, RG8 8BJ

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