Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

Baptism is a mark of joining and belonging, a visible sign of entry to the life of the Church. It involves water, although there is no fixed rule about how much. A person could be completely plunged into a baptismal pool or even in the sea (immersion), or have a little water dripped or smeared on their forehead (sprinkling), or something in-between (pouring).

Baptism always implies a commitment on the part of the person being baptised. But the act of baptism is done to us: someone immerses or sprinkles us, in the name of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. That’s a sign of grace. While we bring our readiness to live the Christian life, the power and energy to make it possible come from outside us, from God. There is no rule about the right point in a person’s Christian journey for baptism to occur.

Funerals are a difficult time for those around the deceased. At Trinity URC Wigan, we want to be here to support you, to help you and to pray for you. Please do get in touch for any questions or queries around funerals.

Weddings are a joyous occasion. Making promises and commitments to each other in front of family, friends and, most importantly, God. Our church provides an idyllic setting for a wedding. Please do get in touch to see how we can assist.

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