Baptisms / Christenings
As a Church, we follow the Baptist practice of only baptising those old enough to understand the significance of baptism – which we see as a public declaration of the individual repenting of his/her sin and confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of his/her life. Thus, like many other churches, we do not baptise or “Christen” babies. However, we offer a service of thanksgiving for the birth of a child, at which the parents thank God for the safe arrival of the child. Some parents choose to dedicate themselves to bringing up the child within the Christian faith. To arrange, please contact the Pastor. (See menu on left!)
Please contact the Pastor to make enquiries about a service of marriage. Please note you should normally be resident within the local area (though not necessarily Wiveliscombe itself) or have some other connection with the church in order to be married in the chapel. The Pastor will be able to discuss with you suitable hymns and the order of service.
To arrange a funeral, please contact the Pastor. Usually arrangements are made in conjunction with the funeral director. The graveyard beside the chapel is no longer used for burials, although the graveyard at St. Andrew’s is.
For all of these events, the Silver Street Centre, adjacent to the chapel, may be hired for small functions. Up to 100 guests may be accommodated. Please note that there are some restrictions on the consumption of alcohol at events in the Silver Street Centre. (Please ask for full details.)