Life Events

A baptism A confirmation A wedding A funeral

Life events or rites of passage are significant important acts, milestones or events we come to at key point in our lives. They mark the passage from one stage of life to another and we can choose to mark and celebrate them - celebrating the birth of a child, deciding to be a Christian for ourselves, getting married and even dying are all rites of passage or life events. We may mark these with a party, a ceremony, or a particular service in church. ‘Passage’ suggests movement and journey and a ‘rite’ is a ritual or ceremony that helps us make that movement and go on that journey.

• Baptism is the rite of passage which welcomes someone into the Christian Church. 

• Confirmation is a public statement of belonging to the Christian Community.

• A wedding is a great and very public moment in life.

• A funeral marks the end of a human life on earth and the end of a journey.

Find out more

Life Events Fees (2023 document - includes all life events fees, just scroll down to find what you need)


Revd Derek Winterburn on 020 8241 5904

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