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We are in the middle of planning Ollies christening and our parish church does them at 9.30am on a Sunday.
Has anyone had a christening at this time & if so what did you do afterwards??
We were going to hire a local rugby club & do food but I am worried it may be a bit early in the day for that kind of thing?:puzzled:
I've never heard of one being that early, we went to one on Sunday that was at 3pm, which we thought was strange too!
How about doing a kind of breakfast with warm croissants, pastries, lovely coffee, bacon sarnies and the like? I'd think that would go down really well on a Sunday morning!
Does it have to be 9.30?
I think that is wayyy to early?!
Maybe talk to the priest, we were allowed ours anytime, as we chose to have it a saturday.
well according to the church's website they do baptisums on Sundays in the family service which is at 9.30am!
I am not happy about it but what else can I do. That is our parish church.
How many people have you invited, or will you invite?
We invited around 60 (Inc. kids), and when I spoke to the vicar, she said we could have it privately, ie. withouth the whole neighbourhood showing up too, so we had it saturday at 11.30am, and had a nice big lunch and cakes etc afterwards in the church function rooms.
I'd call the vicar..
We just ahd to pay for the choir singers and the organist, which came to around £150.
ooohhh I may have to do that. We are planning on inviting approx 40 including babies & children.
Yeah it's worth talking to the vicar as I found the do that sort of thing quite regularly, but if you don't ask you'll never know:smile:
We had Sol's at 9.30am, as that was the time of the family service. The church we had it in only has about 3 services a month and the vicar looks after 6 churches, so no chance for a private service!
I like Dietcoke's idea of brunch. We moved to the village hall (right next to the church) for coffee and cake, then had a roast lunch in a local pub at 12noon. The timings actually worked well, as everyone left at 3pm to get home not too late.
The idea of brunch is a good one!!
But you've got to take in to account that the service starts at 9:30, the baptism will probably be about halfway through, then you've got pictures etc afterwards, so by the time everyone's done that, and chatted, and got to the venue, it'll be at least 11:00 (probably later depending on how long the service lasts), then you've just an hour until 12:00, and you can serve lunch.
:nod: Our church do them during normal Sunday Service, which starts at 9.30am.
With Liv's Christening last year, we invited everyone to the church (obviously) and then they all followed us to a hall we hired from 11am (yes the service really was that long!).
I wanted to serve tea and cakes, but it ended up more like a normal buffet TBH.
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