Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

Baptisms

Children

Everyone is welcome to have their children christened in their parish church. Our baptisms normally take place at 11:45 am on a Sunday

Please contact the office to arrange a meeting with the vicar to discuss your child's baptism.

Adults

Sometimes, seeing someone else baptised, deciding to have your own child baptised or being asked to be a godparent, can make you to think about your own journey of faith. If you were not baptised as a young child, you may be deciding now as an adult or teenager to make this commitment. Whatever led you to this point, baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives.

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Weddings

Today more than a quarter of all marriages in England between a man and a woman take place in the traditional setting of a Church of England church. You're welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised and whether or not you go to church.

You can marry in a Church of England church if you can show that one of you:

  • has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least six months, or
  • was baptised (christened) in the parish concerned, or
  • is confirmed and your confirmation was entered in the register of confirmations for a church or chapel in the parish (this will usually be the case if you were prepared for confirmation in the parish), or
  • has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months

or that one of your parents, at any time after you were born:

  • has lived in the parish for a period of at least six months, or
  • has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least six months

or that one of your parents or grandparents:

  • was married in the parish

If you are unsure if you live in the parish go to this website and enter your postcode.

If you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, you could create one, simply by attending your chosen church’s usual services at least once a month for six consecutive months. If you decide to do this, leave enough time after your attendance for the banns to be read before your wedding too – about another two months should be enough.

Contact the office to arrange to talk to the vicar well in advance to discuss the options open to you.

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Funerals

A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God's keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

Please contact the office to arrange to talk to the vicar about the arrangements that can be made for your loved one's funeral.