Kelvedon and Feering Churches
Kelvedon and Feering Churches

Baptism/Christening

To enquire about baptism please contact our United Benefice Administrator, Fleur Harris, at kandfchurches@gmail.com or by phone on 07878 177968.

 

We are more than happy to chat to you and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you, together with your family and friends to Feering and Kelvedon Parish Churches.

Baptism or Christening (different words for the same thing) marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives, the first step in response to God's love.

 

For all involved, particularly the candidates but also parents and godparents, it is a joyful moment when we rejoice in what God has done for us in Christ, making serious promises and declaring faith.

 

The wider community of the local church and friends, welcome the new Christian, promising support and prayer for the future.  Hearing and doing these things provides an opportunity to remember our own baptism and reflect on the progress made on that journey, which is now to be shared with this new member of the Church.

The service paints many vivid pictures of what happens on the Christian way. There is the sign of the cross, the badge of faith in the Christian journey, which reminds us of Christ's death for us. Our 'drowning' in the water of baptism, where we believe we die to sin and are raised to new life, unites us to Christ's dying and rising, a picture that can be brought home vividly by the way the baptism is administered.

 

Water is also a sign of new life, as we are born again by water and the spirit, as Jesus was at his baptism. 

As a sign of that new life, there may be a lighted candle, a picture of the life of Christ conquering the darkness of evil.  Everyone who is baptised walks in that light for the rest of their lives.

 

As a community we pray for the candidates, picturing them with us and the whole church throughout the ages, journeying into the fullness of God's love.

 

Jesus said, 'I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.' John 10.10

Find out everything you need to know about your special service at churchofenglandchristenings.org

SERVICES :

SUNDAY 10TH MARCH - THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (MOTHERING SUNDAY)

  • 9.30 a.m. All Saints' Holy Communion Service
  • 11.00 a.m. St Mary's Holy Communion Service

(Posies will be handed out at both services.)

 

SUNDAY 17TH MARCH - THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

  • 10.00 a.m. All Saints' Family Service (a short lively service suitable for all ages)
  • 11.00 a.m. St Mary's Holy Communion Service

SUNDAY 24TH MARCH - PALM SUNDAY

  • 9.30 a.m. All Saints' Holy Communion Service
  • 11.00 a.m. St Mary's Holy Communion Service

THURSDAY 28TH MARCH - MAUNDY THURSDAY

  • 6.30 p.m. St Mary's A Reflective Service with Holy Communion

FRIDAY 29TH MARCH - GOOD FRIDAY

  • 10.00 a.m. St Mary's Worship for All Service with crafts for children and Hot Cross Buns afterwards
  • 1.30 p.m. All Saints' Stations of the Cross Service

SUNDAY 31ST MARCH - EASTER DAY

  • 9.30 a.m. All Saints' Holy Communion Service
  • 11.00 a.m. St Mary's Holy Communion Service

 

MONTHLY NIGHT PRAYER (COMPLINE)  

First Wednesday of the month at 8.30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83398813389pwd=UitzYjRnQzh5ZXJCRjgyMStyTU8ydz09

Meeting ID: 833 9881 3389         Passcode: 604152

Night Prayer is our short, reflective service – it’s open to everyone, and ideal for a peaceful end to the day.

 

  ST MARY'S TEDDY BEAR CLUB

The Teddy Bear Club is on Wednesdays at 9.30 a.m. Ideal for pre-schoolders.

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