At a Baptism (Christening) you as parents are: thanking God for the gift of life, making a decision to start your child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church's support.

For your child, a baptism marks the start of a journey of faith, which involves turning away from all that is evil, turning towards Christ and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.

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A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into God's keeping.

A funeral service in the Church of England - whether in a parish church or a crematorium chapel - may be very short and quiet with only a few members of the family present, or an occasion of great solemnity with music, hymns and a packed church.

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A couple can marry in the Church of England in the parish church where one or both of them live, baptised or not, and whether or not they are churchgoers.

New laws add to this right of residency, making it just as easy for couples to marry in a church where they have a family or other special connection, even if they don’t live there, if just one of these applies:

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