Life events

life events

We will walk with you through all the ups and downs of life. When life-changing moments come along, like a birth, a marriage, or the death of someone close, we will be there for you. We’ll help you plan an appropriate and personal occasion for you, your family and your friends.

Contact us about a baptism, wedding or funeral
Photograph of a baptism at St Michael's

The birth of a child is a wonderful, life-changing and life-enhancing moment, which we rightly want to celebrate with our family and friends. Everyone is welcome to have their child baptised in their parish church.

Rev’d Kathryn


Infant Baptisms

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Adult Baptisms & confirmation

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Photograph of the Bishop of Hertford with people who have been confirmed

You’re never too old to be baptised! Many people weren’t baptised as children, and sometimes they feel they would like to make that step, but worry about whether it’s possible for adults and about what’s involved. If that’s you, don’t worry, we can help!

Rev’d Kathryn

Close up photograph of two hands with wedding rings

People often worry that a wedding in church will be really expensive. The good news is that it needn’t be. We’re on your side and if you really want to marry at St Michael’s, but you’re on a tight budget, we can make it happen. Just talk to us!

Rev’d Kathryn


celebrating your marriage

The law currently doesn’t allow us to marry same sex couples in church, but that doesn’t mean we don’t welcome and celebrate everyone in a loving and faithful relationship. See below for more information on what we can do!

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when someone dies

read more about a church funeral
Photograph of St Michael's during a remembrance service

From the moment you are in touch with us, throughout the funeral service, and for as long as you need us afterwards, we’re here for you. You don’t need to belong to our church.

Rev’d Kathryn

Image of a votive candle

People are sometimes looking for ways to mark a significant event: it might be the blessing of a new home, a chance to re-affirm their marriage vows, or something quite unique and personal. If you’d like to talk it through with us, we’re always happy to help if we possibly can!

Rev’d Kathryn


Personal & special occasions

Here are some examples of how we’ve helped people before:

  • Blessing of a new wedding ring
  • A service to re-affirm marriage vows or mark a special anniversary
  • Blessing of a home
  • Blessing pets, or significant objects
  • Blessing a relationship
  • Thanksgiving services
  • A service to mark the adoption of a child
  • Prayers to mark a return to faith when someone was baptised and confirmed in the past, but then drifted away from church
  • Prayers when facing a difficult or challenging situation

Although we can’t actually marry same-sex couples in church, our Parochial Church Council have voted unanimously to use the new Church of England resource Prayers of Love and Faith, prayers asking for God’s blessing for same-sex couples. When we say we’re an inclusive church we mean it, so if this might be right for you, please get in touch and we can talk about what we can do. You can also follow the link below to learn more about the Church of England’s living in love and faith journey.

So whatever might be on your mind, we hope you’ll feel able to get in touch!

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