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Soup Lunch

 Sadly the team have hung up their ladles after nearly 17½ years. ...
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Strathcarron Hospice

Our young folk have in recent months raised money towards this very worthwhile cause. we hope to present a cheque tot he hospice in the Easter holidays - please watch for further details. For more det...
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Fairtrade

At a recent St Catharines vestry meeting, it was agreed to be become a Fairtrade Congregation. This means a commitment to using Fairtrade products as far as possible at all social events and certainly...
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September 29, 2014 (7:00 pm)
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October 06, 2014 (7:00 pm)
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Ceremonies

Detailes of the ceremonies we can perform at either of our churches.

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We welcome anyone to be baptised at either of our Churchs. Baptism is a gift from God, and in our Churchs, open to everyone.
The Christian ritual of baptism traces back to the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, as well as many Jewish Israelites and Gentiles in the Jordan River. Baptism is performed by aspersion (sprinkling water over the head), affusion (pouring water over the head) or full immersion (lowering the entire body into a pool of water). The choice to be baptized is made by a 'confessing believer', regardless of age, as a 'confession' or public profession of his or her faith in Christ; or on behalf of the child by his or her parents if the parents had themselves been baptized, and professed faith.

To put it most simply, the power, effect, benefit, fruit, and purpose of Baptism is to save. No one is baptized in order to become a prince, but as the words say, to 'be saved.' To be saved, we know, is nothing else than to be delivered from sin, death, and the devil and to enter into the kingdom of Christ and live with him forever.

To discuss arrangements for a Baptism, please feel free to contact the Rector, details can be found on the contacts page.
 
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