Baptism

If you would like your child to be baptised at St Bartholomew’s, or even yourself if you are a little older, please contact the Rector  in the first instance who will check date availability and then refer you on to our Baptisms Administrator.  She will then guide you through the process.

We do not charge for a Baptism service but would appreciate a donation, if possible, towards our running costs of opening, heating and lighting the church.

In baptism, God calls us out of darkness into his marvellous light. To follow Christ means dying to sin and rising to new life with him

 

Wedding bibleMarriages

If you would like to be married at St Bartholomew’s, then please contact Linda Paul our weddings Administrator and she will guide you through the process.  Your initial contact should be via email.  You may find our Weddings at St Bartholomew’s  helpful.

We do have to make some charges for weddings, some of which are Statutory Fees (2017), but in addition we charge for the verger, keyboard player, flower arrangers and bell ringers time.  You can download a copy of our Marriage Fees 2016 here.  It is possible these fees will increase in 2017 but the information on that will be updated as soon as possible.

In gentleness let them be tender with each other’s dreams and healing of each other’s wounds

Funerals

St Bartholomew’s and, in particular, our Rector, are here to help you through your bereavement.  In the first instance, your funeral director will guide you through what needs to be done to arrange a funeral, cremation or thanksgiving service.  You can download the  Diocese of Oxford’s leaflet here for guidance on whether a family member can be buried in the churchyard, rules about headstones and other relevant information.

As with weddings, we do have to make charges for funeral services.  In addition to the Statutory Fees (2017), we also charge for the keyboard player and verger’s time.  If travel is required to a crematorium, travel costs will also be charged for.   We will deal directly with the funeral director regarding costs and fees.

Eternal God,
you give light to those who sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death;
let your light shine on those who mourn
that they may rejoice in your holy comfort
and live in the light of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord.