Christian Initiation has three important elements – baptism itself, confirmation, and becoming part of the worshipping family of the Church, in which Christians regularly receive Holy Communion, the body and blood of Christ.
In the Early Church those who were entering the Christian faith were baptised and confirmed at the same service. After a time, the Church in the West separated baptism and confirmation except in the case of adults. Infants are normally baptised and the promises made on their behalf by parents and godparents who promise that they will teach them the Christian faith and when old enough encourage them to make a personal commitment and be confirmed by the bishop.
Funeral services usually include the remembering of the person who has died, usually readings from the Bible, prayers (relating to the deceased person and to their family and friends), and hymns or other music.
Traditionally bride and groom enter the church separately – the groom first with the best man, and the bride at the time set for the service, on the arm of her father or another relative or friend. However, she may enter alone if she wishes, or the couple may arrive together.The minister will welcome the congregation, and then read an introduction explaining what Christians believe about marriage.
THE PARISH OF KILLAY
St Hilary & St Martin
Y PLWYF CILÂ
PARISH OF KILLAY
The Church in Wales in the Diocese of Swansea & Brecon
St Hilary & St Martin
  PLWYF CILÂ
Copyright Parish of Killay 2018
Christian Initiation has three important elements – baptism itself, confirmation, and becoming part of the worshipping family of the Church, in which Christians regularly receive Holy Communion, the body and blood of Christ.
In the Early Church those who were entering the Christian faith were baptised and confirmed at the same service. After a time, the Church in the West separated baptism and confirmation except in the case of adults. Infants are normally baptised and the promises made on their behalf by parents and godparents who promise that they will teach them the Christian faith and when old enough encourage them to make a personal commitment and be confirmed by the bishop.
Funeral services usually include the remembering of the person who has died, usually readings from the Bible, prayers (relating to the deceased person and to their family and friends), and hymns or other music.
Traditionally bride and groom enter the church separately – the groom first with the best man, and the bride at the time set for the service, on the arm of her father or another relative or friend. However, she may enter alone if she wishes, or the couple may arrive together.The minister will welcome the congregation, and then read an introduction explaining what Christians believe about marriage.
THE PARISH OF KILLAY
St Hilary & St Martin
Y PLWYF CILÂ
PARISH OF KILLAY
The Church in Wales in the Diocese of Swansea & Brecon
St Hilary & St Martin
  PLWYF CILÂ
Copyright Parish of Killay 2018