Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

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Baptisms

Weddings

Funerals and burial of ashes

 

Baptisms

We see baptism as an important first step in a child's journey in faith and a welcome into the Christian community.

We usually hold services at 3.00pm in one of the Winterton Group churches on the 4th Sunday of the Month, though we are happy to discuss welcoming a child at our Sunday Eucharist held at 10.45am at All Saints in Winterton.

In the first instance please contact the Vicar (01724 732262 or ) when we can arrange a date for the service and a meeting with both parents and the child at a mutually convenient time. Please bear in mind we will require completion of a form, which must include names and addresses of godparents.

While the service is free, we do welcome gifts in the collection plate which is always placed by the door.

There is an optional formal baptism certificate for which there is a charge. To check these details please see  Baptism Fees 2019

 

You may also like to look at the information provided about baptism on the national Church of England website

  • What is baptism?

  • Making decisions and promises

  • What happens during the service?

  • The role of godparents

  • Thanksgiving

  • Frequently Asked Questions

at https://churchofenglandchristenings.org/

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Weddings

We welcome couples who wish to be married in our beautiful parish church and we aim to make this highly significant occasion memorable and enjoyable too.

Wedding Car outside All Saints

The Church of England rules on weddings have recently been changed. Basically if you or your partner live in the parish, or you have a family connection, or you have lived and worshipped at the Parish church at some time you can be married here at All Saints. For further details speak to the Vicar. There is still a legal requirement for the reading of Banns, but this can be discussed at our meeting.

We suggest that you contact the Vicar (01724 732262 or ) as soon as possible, in order that we can meet your requirements. Once your wedding date is in our diary we then need a meeting to discuss all aspects of the service and to arrange for a rehearsal, which usually takes place in the week before the wedding.

We can provide an organist or you can make other arrangements. We have had a brass band and a string quartet (not at the same time!) in the past. We also have a keen and proficient band of bellringers who are also available to help the celebration.

The charges for wedding services at All Saints are here Wedding Fees 2019

There is a wealth of information to help you on the Church of England special wedding website at http://www.yourchurchwedding.org/

We are also happy to offer thanksgiving services for marriage too. Such a service might follow:

  • a civil wedding ceremony, or

  • a wedding conducted abroad [for the benefit of non-travelling family and friends]

Or it could celebrate a significant milestone or wedding anniversary. Thanksgiving services can be fairly simple or more elaborate to suit your requirements. Please contact the Vicar (01724 732262 or ) for more information.

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Funerals

At All Saints we offer funerals either in our church, followed by burial or cremation, or entirely at our local Crematorium in Scunthorpe (Woodlands). We work closely with bereaved families and always try hard to accommodate requests for music, readings, and input from family and friends.

We all [The Revd Alice Nunn, The Revd Jane Whitehead and The Revd Pat Cooke] attach great importance on visiting families before the funeral, so we can plan a helpful and supportive service. We will visit at least once and are happy to arrange further visits should this be necessary. Visits are important because we are holding the service for a unique person, loved by God. There is no "one size fits all" approach.

We are happy to discuss your requirements and any issues you may have around bereavement, and offer support. Some people find it helpful to visit church and light a candle, either before or after a funeral. This can help any close friend or relative who cannot be at the funeral itself.

We are pleased to be approached at any stage following a death, though many will prefer to let the Funeral Directors do this.

The charges for funeral services at All Saints [or Woodlands Crematorium] are here  Funeral Fees 2019

We are also available to listen or discuss any issues around bereavement, or approaching death, and will do so in a supportive way.

There is a great deal of helpful information at  https://churchofenglandfunerals.org/organising-funeral/

As part of our ongoing care and support we offer an annual Memorial Service to which we invite those for whom we have provided a funeral in the past year. Of course others are welcome too and notice of this will be on the Calendar - default view on our website and in the Parish Magazine. It usually takes place in the evening early in November. Many people find this informal service of great help.

There are occasions when a Memorial or Thanksgiving service is appropriate, especially in the absence of a body, or if a funeral has taken place abroad, for example. In this case please feel free to discuss this with the Vicar. In this instance Funeral Directors need not be involved. 

Please contact the Vicar (01724 732262 or ) for more information.

Burial of cremated remains


Most residents of Winterton will know that burials are no longer allowed in the

churchyard at All Saints. The churchyard was closed for burials in the 1870s when the

new town cemetery opened. However, you may well not know that is it permissible for

cremated remains to be buried in a designated area of the churchyard. A faculty to

allow this was granted in 1967 but, for reasons which are not clear, this has almost

been forgotten until the permission was re-discovered recently.


The defined area for the interment of cremated remains is at the west end of the

churchyard and is bounded by the path joining Churchside to West Street on the east,

the line of mature trees on the west with the northern and southern boundaries in

line with the walls of the North and South Aisles. Persons whose cremated remains

can be buried at All Saints include those who were resident in the parish at the time of

their death, those who died in the parish or those who were on the church electoral

roll of the parish at the time of their death. All Saints does, however, reserve the right

to permit persons outside of these categories to have their ashes interred where

there are strong pastoral grounds.


The burial plots will remain unmarked but the names of the deceased will be added to

a Book of Remembrance that is kept in the church. The fee due is for permission to

bury cremated remains in the churchyard together with the fee for the digging the

plot. Scattering of ashes is not permitted in the churchyard.

 

Burial of ashes fees 2019


Policy on burial of cremated remains


All enquiries about the interment of cremated remains at All Saints should be directed

to the Vicar, Revd Alice Nunn at the Vicarage or tel: 01724 732262 or email:

officeallsaints@tiscali.co.uk

 

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