All Saints has been serving God in the heart of our community since the 1846. That means serving our neighbours at all times in their lives - times of joy and celebration as well as those of loss and sadness.
Godparents: When a child is presented for baptism, Godparents (or "sponsors") stand with the parents, and join them in promising to do all in their power to insure the child's Christian nurture. In the event of such tragedy that the parents could not fulfill their promise, the responsibility falls to the Godparents. Godparents may be of any denomination, but must be believing, practicing members of a church, willing to carry out the promises made in the service.
After the funeral People who have lost someone close to them are often so busy with practical details and arrangements between the death and the funeral that they do not experience the full sense of their loss until later. Grieving is a natural and important part of coming to terms with and healing this loss and it may continue for several months. If the clergy are asked, they will try to help. One often finds it is those who have suffered a close bereavement themselves, clergy or lay people, who can most easily offer comfort and support to those who mourn. Comfort is also to be found in the promises of Jesus Christ, in the hope of the Resurrection and in the belief that the beloved person is safe in the hands of God. Funerals taken place in the last 5 months