Christian wedding services are offered in the Anglican tradition. Please click here for more information on holding your wedding at St James.
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Baptisms usually take place at the Sunday 9am service. This is an occasion when new members are welcomed into the family of the Church. Therefore, it is appropriate that other members of the Church family are present.
Baptism in the Anglican Church makes use of the three symbols, the cross, water and light. The Cross of Christ is made on the person’s forehead to ‘mark’ him or her as a member of the Christian Church. The application of water symbolises the washing out of sin – and beginning a new life in the Christian family worldwide. The giving of a lighted candle symbolises the passing from darkness into God’s light as a new member of the Christian Church.
Funerals and memorial services
St James is available for funerals. These are usually organised by the funeral directors. Memorial services can also be held at St James.
St James Cemetery
There are only a few plots left in the cemetery and these are reserved for people who have been active members of St James for at least 5 years.
Sue Reid Memorial Wall
The Sue Reid Memorial Wall is a place for recording those parishioners who have died by having plaques in their memory.
In 2012 the St James church council, keenly aware that there was very limited burial space remaining in the cemetery, commissioned a local architect and builder to erect a memorial wall. This coincided with a general church meeting at which it was decided that a memorial wall would be a suitable way of remembering Reverend Sue Reid who had been a valued member of the shared ministry team and who had been part of St James for 30 years.
Please contact the Sexton (via the Church office) for all cemetery and memorial wall enquires.
209 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230
Postal address: P.O. Box 97, Kerikeri 0245
Phone: 09 407 1486