Life Events

Baptism

Baptism (christening) is the sacrament by which children and adults are welcomed into the fellowship of the Church. You are welcome to have your child baptised at St George’s. With the support of the church, you and your child’s godparents, your child will begin an amazing journey of faith. We also baptise young people and adults who wish to declare their faith in Jesus Christ and commit themselves to following him.

Baptisms at St George’s normally take place on the first Sunday of the month, and are part of the regular weekly service. If you would prefer to arrange a baptism on a different Sunday, that can be done as well. If you would like to be baptised or arrange the baptism of your child, contact us by email.

All you need to know about planning and going to a Church of England baptism can be found on churchofenglandchristenings.org.

Weddings

If you are thinking of getting married, we invite you to consider having your wedding at St George’s Church.

If at least one of you lives, or has lived for at least six months, in the Parish of East Greenwich, or you were baptised or confirmed here or have other family connections to the parish, and there are otherwise no legal impediments, you are eligible to have a church wedding at St George’s. Contact us for further information.

The Church of England website is a rich resource for couples who are planning a wedding. Visit yourchurchwedding.org for more information.

Funerals

The death of a loved one is a difficult time for all of us. Having a funeral in a church offers the opportunity for an unhurried, dignified and holy farewell to the loved one who has died. The service can then be followed by burial in a cemetery or cremation at a crematorium.

Your funeral director can explain the options. If you would like to hold a funeral or memorial service at St George’s, contact us for details.

The Church of England website offers helpful guidance and ideas for a church funeral at churchofenglandfunerals.org/