Weddings 

Congratulations on deciding to get married! Do get in touch with us to find out about getting married in a Methodist church.

What is the first step?

A couple wishing to get married at Carrville should approach Andy our minister who will explain the legalities and what is needed. 

Photo of child being christened

Baptism 

Baptism (or Christening) marks entry into the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, of which the Methodist Church is part. The Methodist Church, like most denominations of the Christian Church, administers the sacrament to both adults and young children. You can get baptised at any age.

Is there an alternative to baptism for our child? Some people choose to have an Act of Thanksgiving after the birth or adoption of a child.

How do we go about getting our child baptised? If you wish to have your children baptised please contact our minister Andy. He will explain what’s involved and tell you about alternatives depending on what works best, one alternative may be a dedication.

If you are not a church attender please come along to our regular worship and find out what church is about and what your child or you are being baptised into.

Can you be baptised as a child and as an adult – for instance if you return to the church after a break? In the Methodist Church baptism as an infant would normally be followed by confirmation and reception into membership. At this point you may wish to take on the commitment and responsibility of Christian discipleship for yourself and to play a full part in the life of the Church.

Funerals 

Christians believe that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ give them hope and cause for thanksgiving in the face of death. In this faith we entrust those who have died to the infinite mercy and love of God. A Methodist funeral service acknowledges this hope and offers bereaved people the opportunity to remember their loved one and offer them into God’s care.

How do we arrange a funeral?

Most people will use the services of a local funeral director, who will provide advice and organise all the practical arrangements. If you would like to talk with us about a funeral, you can contact Andy, our minister. 

The person who has died may have left details of the sort of funeral they hoped for. We want to support families in keeping to such arrangements as much as possible and in making the service a personal and appropriate occasion.