The Benefice of All Saints


Clifton and Southill Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals



Baptisms/Christenings

It is lovely to conduct many Christenings each year in a service of Baptism and we look forward to welcoming you and your family for a happy service of celebration in this church.
Christenings can take place in the main service or they are offered:

Clifton on the 2nd Sunday at 12 noon

Southill on the 1st Sunday at 12 noon

To begin your journey of faith, come along to any service and collect your Christening Information pack.
Before you choose your service of Baptism, we invite you to attend at least three services with us so that we can get to know you and welcome you into the Christian Faith.
Two services which are particularly suitable for families are: All Age Worship on the 2nd Sunday of each month, which tends to be more informal, and Messy Church on the 4th Sunday of each month, which involves a story, singing and activities for the children to complete, helped by parents and finishing with lunch, all in the Church Hall.
We then invite you to a Christening Morning, where you will have the opportunity to meet other families making similar enquiries and to book your Christening time and date. This morning will take place in All Saints Church, Clifton, starting with coffee at 9.30 am and finishing at 11am.
Choose from one of the following dates and RSVP rector4clifton@gmail.com
All the family/Godparents are welcome to come along
15th June, 6th July, 7th September,
There is no cost for baptisms/christenings; however, we take a collection during a hymn to help towards the upkeep of the church, heating, lighting costs and its mission. We offer families special time at the end of the service to take photographs around the font or in front of the altar.

Anyone can be baptised/christened at any age, from birth upwards.  The usual number of Godparents is 3, and all must be Christened. More information is available from the Church of England website. https://www.churchofengland.org/

Rev Caren

Practical information for family and friends attending a baptism/christening
Policy for Baptism of Infants
Pro forma application form

 


Weddings  
Each year we invite all our wedding couples to attend a Marriage Preparation Day. This is held on a Sunday and starts with the morning service at 10:30 and is followed by talks, discussions and lunch. In 2017 our Marriage Preparation day will be held on Sunday February 12th.

If you are interested in getting married at Clifton or Southill, please contact the Rector or the administrator (Philippa Whittington pw48@btinternet.com).

Information regarding Anglican Marriage can be found in these documents:

A Guide to the Law

Information Booklet

Requirements for 'Specified Evidence'

 


Funerals

Services, Burials and Interment of Ashes

All Saints’ Clifton churchyard is part of our Christian heritage to provide for the reverent burial of those of who die in the parish. We endeavour to make our churchyard a place of peace and quiet reflection for those who are coming to visit the graves of their loved ones.

Find the information and regulations about burial and interment of ashes in Clifton Churchyard Here....

To arrange a funeral service, burial or interment of ashes please contact the Rector or a Funeral Director who will be pleased to do the arrangements on your behalf.

O Father of all, we pray to thee for those, whom we love, but see no longer.  Grant them thy peace; let light perpetual shine upon them; and in thy loving wisdom and almighty power work in them the good purpose of thy perfect will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
AMEN