Baptism (also called Christening) is the ceremony in which a person - baby, child or adult - is identified as a Christian and a member of the church.
We are delighted to welcome new members!
Every person is entitled to be baptized in the parish church of the place where they live. Please see our Parish Boundary map.
If you are not sure which is your parish church, please check by using the Church of England's parish-finder website,
"A Church Near You".
Please contact our Vicar to discuss a possible Baptism/Christening.
If you are a parent considering the Baptism of your child, you have a choice to make. The words of the Baptism service call for serious commitment by the parents and godparents. If you are not comfortable with this, you may prefer to ask for a Service of Thanksgiving.
For a user-friendly guide, check out the Church of England's national website for Baptisms/Christenings.
We are delighted you are considering being married in St. Leonard's church in the Parish of Wigginton. If you are doubtful about whether you may be married in church please ask. A quarter of all weddings take place in a Church of England church.
As well as marrying in church, some couples hold a Service of Blessing after taking their civil vows in a Registry Office.
Weddings are often planned a long time ahead because of other activities in the church.
The Church of England has a website explaining what is understood by ‘Christian marriage’, what the church service involves, and some of the legal considerations
The Church of England says: "We’ll always be here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed." Everyone is entitled to a Church of England funeral, either in church or at the crematorium. A person need not be baptized, or a churchgoer, or even a believer: the church offers to conduct their funeral service. Visit the Church of England funerals website for more information.
Everyone is entitled to a Church of England funeral, either in church or at the crematorium. A person need not be baptized, or a churchgoer, or even a believer: the church offers to conduct their funeral service.
Visit the Church of England funerals website for more information.