Friday, July 24, 2009

Church of England Offers Combined Wedding and Baptism of Children Service

Realizing that one of every five couples who marries in the church already have children, the Church of England is introducing what is being referred to as a "two-in-one" marriage and baptism ceremony in which a couple who already has children can marry, and have those children baptized into the Church of England at the same time.

These services are being touted as "Family-friendly weddings", and are seen as an attempt to make the church more relevant for the 21st century.
The joint ceremony will cost approximately 300 pounds ($500), which is about what the two ceremonies would cost seperately. Cost saving to the families would come in not having to plan multiple celebrations.
Read the ABC News report of this story by clicking here.
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