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Special Services

Services at St Katharines

Regular service details are as shown in our info panel, below is some information on some special services held at St Katharines

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

24th December-Advent IV/Christmas Eve

8.00am Low Mass

10.00am Said Parish Mass with Hymns

4.00pm Crib Service in the Memorial Gardens

11.30pm Midnight Mass

CHRISTMAS DAY

25th December

8.00am Low Mass

10.00am Family Mass with Presents for all the Children

Baptism & Confirmation

Holy Baptism makes us Christians, which is why it is sometimes called 'Christening'.  It is the one of the seven sacraments.   When someone is baptised they become members of Christ's body, which is the Church.  Baptism marks a new beginning of a new life as a Christian.

There is no fee payable for a service of Baptism.

For more information about this service please click here to download information leaflet.

Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptized and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.

Please contact Fr Harri to discuss these services. 


Marriage

The introduction to the Church in Wales Marriage Service describes marriage as a gift from God.  The Bible teaches that marriage is a life-long, faithful union between a man  and a woman. The law requires that at least one of those to be married should:

  • reside in the parish where the wedding is to take place, or
  • be a regular worshipper in the parish and to have your name entered on the church electoral roll,
  • or have a 'qualifying connection'.

A 'qualifying connection' as described in the Marriage (Wales) Act 2010 is that you were baptized or confirmed in the parish, that you or a parent formally lived for at least six months in the parish, that you or a parent formerly habitually attended worship in the parish for at least six months or that a parent or grandparent had been married in the parish.

Please contact Fr Harri if you are interested in being married in Church. 


Funerals

The loss of a loved one can be a difficult time, and your Vicar is there to offer help, comfort and support. Funeral services usually include the remembering of the person who has died,  readings from the Bible, prayers (relating to the deceased person and to their family and friends), and hymns or other music. It is usual to consult a Funeral Director, who will advise on all practical aspects of the Funeral, make initial contact with the Vicar, and arrange for all payments which have to be made. The Vicar will then visit you to discuss the details of the Funeral and offer pastoral care to you and your family. 


Services:

Regular Services

Sunday

8.00 am Low Mass
A said service according to the Book of Common Prayer

10. 00 am Parish Mass with Sunday School                          
A sung service with hymns and a sermon followed by Coffee in the Church Hall

Monday         
8.00 am Low Mass

Wednesday  
10.00 am Low Mass followed by Coffee in the Church Hall

Thursday       
7.00 pm Thursday @ 7 provides an opportunity to engage and experience  different styles of worship and learning every week. Following worship there is an opportunity for fellowship in the Church Hall with light refreshments.  

Friday            
12.00 pm Low Mass

On Solemnities and Feast Days there is usually a Mass at 10.00am and 7.00pm. Please see the weekly Pew Sheet for further details.

Whether you are just visiting the area or would like to find out more about your local Christian community you are warmly welcomed to come to any of these services.