You need to book a Baptism, preferably two months in advance – remembering that the summer period, and Bank Holiday weekends tend to be very popular. Only one family will have a service at the given time. If, as an adult or older child, you wanted to be baptised, we would expect that you would […]

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Parents and godparents have a very important part to play in baptism. New parents often need all the help they can get, and this applies to the Christian life too.  As your child grows, he or she will need supporters on the journey of faith. It is usual to have up to four godparents of either gender. […]

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At a baptism service water is poured over the person’s head as they are given their name as a sign of God’s blessing.  The person is signed with the cross (special oil may be used for this) as a sign that they now belong to God.  A candle is given as a symbol of God’s […]

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The Church of England welcomes all babies, children, adults and families, whatever shape that family takes.  You do not have to be married to ask for a baptism for your child.  You do not have be an active churchgoer – as a parent you do not even have to baptised yourself.  Everyone is welcome at […]

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Wherever you live you  may be baptised, or have your child baptised, at any one of our churches in the Parish of Seacroft. Click here to see a map of the Parish of Seacroft Baptisms are held on some Sundays either during the main service at 10am at St James’, St Paul’s and St Richard’s or […]

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Until the end of  2014, it costs a minimum of £417 (for all the legal requirements and a simple service) to get married in the Parish of Seacroft plus £30 for the vergers who set up the church, welcome your guests and tidy up after the service. You can tailor the cost of your wedding by […]

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If one or both of you have been married before, when you book your wedding, the vicar will want to help you think about the following questions: Are you sure that this relationship wasn’t the cause of the breakdown of your previous marriage? Have you learnt from, and moved on from, whatever caused the breakdown […]

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As long as either you or your partner lives in the Parish of Seacroft, or can prove a “qualifying connection” in the parish, you may be legally married at St Richard’s or St James’. In practice, most choose to be married at St James’ Church, on Seacroft Green. Click here to see a map of the Parish of […]

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The Parish of Seacroft serves the communities of Seacroft, Swarcliffe and Whinmoor. We have three Churches: St James’, St Paul’s and St Richard’s which offer a range of services throughout the week.  Children and young people are always welcome at any of our services. Click here for Sunday morning worship Click here for weekday services […]

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