Do You Need A Priest?
Would you like to arrange an Orthodox baptism, wedding, funeral, or something else? Our parish priest is able to conduct these and other services. Please get in touch if you have any requests.
We try our best not to charge for these services, and ideally the prayers of the Church should not be refused to anybody due to financial hardship. However, such requests often result in travel expenses for the clergy, the need for the parish to pay to hire space to use for your service, as well as other costs. If you ask for the services of the Church and are in a position to do so, we ask you please to consider making a donation to help us to continue our work.
If you wish to have your baby baptised or you are an adult seeking baptism for yourself, we can help. This is the usual manner of becoming a Christian and entering the Church of Jesus Christ and we will be happy to have you begin this journey with us. Please get in touch so we can discuss some of the arrangements. There's some more information about baptism here.
If you wish to get married at Saint Melangell's, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us to discuss arrangements. You might find some of the information here to be helpful.
The Blessing of a Home
If you have recently moved into a new place, you might wish to ask God's blessing on your home and your household. This can also be done if you have lived in the same home for a while but have never had it blessed, or would like a fresh start after bad memories or difficult experiences.
From time to time, we all lose people who are special to us: friends, family, colleagues, and others. Yet, our faith gives us hope in the common resurrection, and we might want to have prayers offered for our loved ones, especially if we haven't been able to attend the funeral in person. It's customary to offer a memorial shortly after death, as well as on anniversaries, but this may also be done at other times.