Weddings & Baptisms

Weddings

A church wedding is one of life’s great moments when, in the presence of God, two people declare their love and commitment to each other by making vows, giving and receiving rings and signing the marriage registers. The attractiveness of our 900 year old church building and beautiful churchyard makes it a popular choice for weddings, with the option of booking the Priory Centre for receptions.
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To be married at St Andrew’s Church requires a link with the parish either through residency or family connections in the past. If neither of these apply one would have to commit to attending the church on a regular basis until the wedding. All enquiries about weddings at St Andrew’s Church should be made to our Parish Priest, Fr Graham Whiting: Please enable Javascript to view| The Church of England website has much useful information to help in preparations for your forthcoming marriage: http://www.yourchurchwedding.org

Baptisms

Baptism for babies and children takes place in a service often called a Christening. In this service parents thank God for the gift of life, make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith and godparents promise to help and support. Those who are baptised are welcomed into the wider church family and prayers are said for parents and Godparents. Adults can also be baptised.

To have a Baptism at St. Andrew’s you would normally need to live in the parish of Hamble or be a regular part of the worshipping congregation of St Andrew’s. Contact our parish priest, Parish Priest, Fr Graham Whiting for more information about this momentous person in a person’s life: Please enable Javascript to view| The Church of England website also has a lot of useful information for those thinking about arranging a baptism: http://www.churchofenglandchristening.org

Funerals

We’ll always be here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A church funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service. Funerals can be held either at St Andrew’s Church in Hamble, or at one of two local crematoria.

All enquiries about funerals should be made direct to our Parish Priest, Fr Graham Whiting: Please enable Javascript to view| The Church of England website also has a lot of helpful information about arranging funerals: http://www.churchofenglandfunerals.org.