Family Celebration

Baptism (or Christening)

When a new baby arrives is an event worth celebrating can be an exciting and often tiring time for mums and dads. It is certainly

It can also be a time when parents think about faith and the gift of the child that God has given them.

At Ulverston Parish Church we believe that God shows his love through each new life created. We are always happy to welcome children and families, and have a special family service each Sunday morning at 10.30am.

We also welcome parents and carers who want to find out about Baptism or Thanksgiving for their child. For more information, go to; www.churchofenglandchristenings.org

We also offer support to parents through Parenting Courses. These are aimed at helping parents learn, explore and share ideas in an informal way.

If you haven’t been to Church yourself before, or for a while, this is not a barrier to thinking about the Christian faith now for your child and family.

If you would like to know more, please do get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Birthday

Recent birthdays are celebrated during the monthly All Age Service with the presentation of a cake (small) with candle and the singing of “Happy birthday to you…!”

Marriage/Wedding

Weddings: Ulverston Parish Church is a lovely setting in which to get married. Being a Church of England church, the clergy are licenced to conduct Christian weddings.

To be married in the church you need either to live close-by (in the geographical parish), be a regular worshipper (on the electoral roll) or have a qualifying connection (eg. baptised in the church, been a regular worshipper in the past or have a close family connection).

If you are planning a reception afterwards, make sure you book the church first.

Our Wedding Co-ordinator will help you with all initial and administrative planning. The person taking the service will liaise with you about the content of the service, will guide you through the service and be praying for you.

We also believe that marriage is about more than just the wedding day, so to help you make the best start to your married life together we offer preparation sessions beforehand.

For all initial enquiries — including dates, qualifying connections, costs, etc — please contact the Parish Office.

For more information about church weddings www.yourchurchwedding.org

Funeral

There is one thing that we can be certain of in this life – that we shall all die! But for the true believer that does not mean the end but yet another step towards eternal life – which is why we mention it here as a celebration!  We see the funeral Service as being a celebration of the life of the loved one who has departed.  Yes, there is sorrow and mourning, but there is also thanksgiving for all that the individual has meant to so many people and for happy memories shared.

In association with the chosen Funeral Director, the officiating Minister offers sympathetic support, advice and prayer to the bereaved family as plans are drawn up for the funeral service and either the burial or cremation.

Follow-up bereavement care and counselling is also available, should it be required.

Anniversary

During the monthly All Age Service there is an opportunity for any anniversaries to be celebrated.  It is also possible, should it be required, for special celebrations to be marked as part of a service.  One couple marked their golden wedding anniversary, for example, by having a ‘Renewal of Marriage Vows’ as part of a Thursday morning Communion service.