Baptisms, weddings and funerals

Baptism

 

Baptisms take place during normal Sunday services in all four of our churches. You can find information on when and where services take place from our church magazine, Vegen, or from this website >>.

When you request a baptism, follow the following procedure:

  1. Contact the church office (62 48 55 60) and discuss when and where you want the baptism to take place. We will make a note of your name and telephone number.
  2. Around a week before the chosen date, the priest will make contact with you for a discussion about the service and its meaning. We will agree on a time and place for this conversation, whether it be at your home or the church office – this is entirely up to you.
  3. During the meeting, the priest will discuss the service’s content and explain what will happen in the church. S/he will also take other necessary information, such as the baby’s name, national insurance number and the name of the parents. You will also get a book as a gift from the congregation, which contains prayers and children’s songs.
  4. We will meet in the church on the day of the baptism, which is an important day for both yourself and the whole congregation.

Welcome to the baptism!

 

Weddings

 

You are welcome to have the ceremony in one of our churches in Tynset parish.

Should you want to be married in the summer months, we ask you to book this in good time, since there are so many requests for wedding services during June, July and August.

The following information will help you prepare for your wedding:

  1. Take contact with the church office to organize a date.
  2. You must also go to the folkeregisteret in your local town and fill out two forms pertinent to your wedding. If you are foreign, you must also contact your embassy to obtain written proof that you are not already married.
  3. You must take these forms complete and in good time to the church office or the priest where the marriage is taking place.
  4. If you have any requirements viz. music in the service, make contact with the organist as early as is possible so that these can be discussed and arranged.
  5. You will need to arrange a time for a conversation with the priest; this will usually be in the church where you are to be married, and most often occurs a few days before the ceremony, and will include a rehearsal for the service.
  6. If you want to decorate the church before the marriage, take contact with the church office so that you can get help with entrance to the building.

We hope this will be a great and memorable day for both the bride and groom, as well as their families and friends!

 

Funerals

 

When one of our nearest passes away, we feel emptiness and pain, and often an amount of chaos around us. In such situations, we want to meet you to help with some advice to make this an easier time.

  1. Make contact with the church office to find a grave.
  2. Organize a time and place for a conversation with the priest. During this meeting, you will be free to ask for counselling to help you through this difficult time, but you will also need to discuss more practical matters, such as your choice of music, as well as providing the priest with information for the eulogy. It is also possible to choose the readings for the homily.
  3. It is also possible for you, or another in your family, to give the eulogy, or say a few words in connexion with the part of the service where messages are read. You are also free to come up with specific wishes for the service.
  4. It is also very important to make contact with the organist to discuss music choices; we have a compact disc at the office, to which you can listen to help you in your choice for solo items, but it is important to remember that the organist has the responsibility for choices and will need to decide on their suitability for such an occasion.
  5. You can choose to have a programme printed with the hymns or use the church’s own hymnbooks. (If you expect a lot of mourners at the service, however, it is usually better to use a programme.)
  6. In the days preceding the service, you are welcome to make contact with the priest as often as you want; it can help much to talk with others when everything seems o chaotic and difficult.
  7. Furthermore, the church is open to you in the time after the ceremony: it is important to seek help and support, which we can provide.