The Pastoral Offices

HOLY BAPTISM | CHRISTENING

Holy Baptism is a tremendously important step in the life of a child or adult, and we’re delighted that you’re considering this.

A baptism is a time of great joy for the family and an opportunity for the church to support and welcome those being baptised as they begin their Christian journey.

Baptism is usually offered on a Sunday, in any of the three churches in the parish; after the regular service at either 12:30pm or 3:00pm.

If you would like to know more about Holy Baptism, or arranging a Service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child please contact Father Gareth Coombes.  

This link tells you more about Holy Baptism in the Church in Wales: Holy Baptism | Christening

 

HOLY MATRIMONY | MARRIAGE

The Church believes that Marriage is a gift from God and we are very pleased you are considering getting married in a church – a wonderful place to begin your married life.

It’s important to plan and prepare carefully; and as much in advance as possible. 

If you would like to know more about getting married in one of the churches in the parish or arrange a Service of Blessing or Renewal of Marriage Vows, then please contact Father Gareth Coombes.

This link gives you a little more information about getting married in the parish: Holy Matrimony | Marriage

 

CHRISTIAN FUNERAL | MEMORIAL SERVICE

The Church serves the communities of Treharris, Trelewis, Bedlinog, Nelson and Llanfabon and the Parish Priest is regularly asked to conduct funeral and memorial services.  These services are usually held in one of the three churches of the parish.  

The Church is a place of prayer and a beacon of hope; a great comfort to families at such a difficult time.  However, on occassion the Priest is asked to lead a service directly at a local crematorium, cemetery or private chapel of rest.

Enquiries, in the first instance are usually made through a Funeral Director who will then liaise between the family, the priest and the church.

Each year, around October the parish hosts a special service 'In Loving Memory | A Service of Remembrance' that remembers those who have died.  This special service celebrates the lives of many each year and is open for anyone to attend.