It is estimated that the Church of England meets around 500,000 people every week through baptisms, weddings and funerals. This is a huge opportunity for engagement and building new relationships with families at some of the biggest moments in their lives.

If you’re inspired to take a fresh look at Life Events ministry in your parish, these practical resources will help you meet, talk, reflect and make plans.

  • What is Life Events ministry?

    Baptisms, weddings and funerals bring the Church of England into close contact with hundreds of thousands of people every year. Sandra Millar explains in these videos why Life Events ministry is so vital for the mission of every church.

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  • Getting started

    If you’re inspired to take a fresh look at Life Events ministry in your parish, these practical resources will help you meet, talk, reflect and make plans.

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  • The importance of welcome

    Being an even more welcoming church is something we all aspire to. This page offers some insights into what that looks like practically and what people perceive is welcoming.

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  • How to welcome them back

    A special church service at one of life’s big moments is just the beginning of a relationship between a family and the church. Building on the initial connection you made can be done repeatedly and in very simple, low effort ways. Read this page to learn more about the value of follow-up.

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  • The Life Events Diary

    The Life Events Diary is custom-built, free online software which can radically streamline administration for baptisms, weddings, banns and funerals. The Life Events Diary helps churches build and develop lasting relationships with new contacts through life events. Learn more about it here.

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