Family

People often contact the church in times of family needs such as marriage, baptisms, and funerals etc. Please see our resource page for appropriate documentation.

Marriage:

Firstly, it is not necessary to be members of this or any other church - it is our pleasure to share in this special occasion with you! We encourage you to do a marriage course in preparation for your wedding .

In terms of process, once you have contacted the church office to confirm minister and venue availability, the minister will arrange an initial meeting to speak about your expectations and plans for the service. For more information please see our resource page

Baptism:

Baptism is one of the Methodist Church’s sacraments - a visible sign of something that occurs invisibly. We baptise people, not as a naming ceremony, but as a way to recognise and point out the presence of God at work. As Methodists we believe that the presence and grace of God are clearly at work in the life of a young child and so we celebrate and acknowledge this even as we encourage the family to live in such a way that they also make the work and presence of God visible in their life at home.

Baptism is also the sign of entry into the church. It is this which makes us reluctant to baptise the children of parents who do not attend regularly, and also why we do not do private baptisms at parents’ home or other venues. When we baptise we introduce the child to the Christian community, represented, in our case, by the Milnerton Methodist Church. For further information please see our resource page for appropriate documentation or contact the church office.

Membership:

You're most welcome to join the Milnerton Methodist Church! If you are coming from another Methodist church please speak to both your previous and our minister to arrange for your transfer; if you’re joining from another church, or you have not been a member of a church please feel free to attend on Sundays to get to know us better.

You are welcome to partake of Holy Communion and otherwise participate in the service. You can chat to the minister or Society Stewards on Sundays if you would like information in regard to joining, or contact the office in the week. You can find

Funerals:

You do not have to be a member of this church for us to assist in arranging a funeral for your loved one. Please contact the office and we will do our best to assist you in your time of grief.


Kids for Jesus is a fun and enthusiastic way for children to learn about Jesus and Christianity. Presently we cater for two age groups: the three to seven group spends time in the sacred circle using material based on Lectionary readings, while the older group, ages eight to thirteen does a curriculum called “What's in the Bible”.

We also run confirmation classes for teens during which the young people are invited to consider their faith more seriously for a period of about seven months before making a public confession of faith at a church service.

Please note that all volunteers working with children are required to have the appropriate clearance. See our harassment policy .