Christenings

Everyone is welcome to have their children christened in their parish church, and we would love to meet you if you would like to have your child christened/baptised at St John the Baptist. The christening is usually part of a main Sunday service but it is also possible to arrange, at a different time, a special service.

All you need to know about planning and going to a Church of England christening can be found on: churchofenglandchristenings.org. It also includes information about another church service to say thank you to god for your child. It’s possible to have this service instead of a christening if you decide that now isn’t the right time to have your child baptized.

You might also choose this service when your baby is just born, or if you have adopted a child into your family and you simply want to celebrate this with special words said by a vicar in church.

Whatever the reason, your vicar will be delighted to talk to you about this service: https://churchofenglandchristenings.org/for-parents/thanksgiving-service.

We are delighted to say that St John Baptist, Marldon church will be OPEN for private prayer on Sundays and Wednesdays from 10am -1pm from now on. Please follow the guidance and keep safe. Please use the hand sanitiser on the way in and out of the church and observe social distnacing. Katherine Courtice passes prayer requests to for prayers on a Wednesday. Please mention the first name and last initial of the person needing prayer (e.g. Steve J.) for people who are sick or bereaved to totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com. Pray everyday at 12 Noon, reciting the Lord’s Prayer, uniting our voices.. Parish Caring Service :a telephone listening and befriending service; at totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com.. SHDC have created a Community Response Team, who work to help, support and protect the most vulnerable people. You can register at the email address below or by calling 01822 813600 or 01803 861234 or at CommunityCoordination.Covid19@swdevon.gov.uk Totnes Food Bank:contact Liz Waterson: liz.waterson29@gmail.com 01803 849345 There will be no baptisms, weddings until further notice Baptisms Kion Lee SYLVESTER Weddings: 5th September 1400 Stephen Matthew Kerwin & Kimberley Jayne Parker Wedding Blessing