Life Events

Thank you for considering celebrating a life event in our benefice. We have a busy calander of baptisms, weddings and funerals taking place across the ten churches for people from our local communities and beyond. Hopefully the pages listed on the site will give you some more information about each of the three 'life events' that the Church of England offer, but if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of our ministers using their contact details found on the 'Contact Us' page!



What are the current fees for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals?
The fees fluctuate each year according to interest rates and other factors. For the latest fees for each kind of service, visit the Church of England website:

Is there a minimum or maximum number for Godparents?
The minimum number of godparents is three, two of the same sex and at least one of the opposite sex to the child being baptized.

Do parents have to be baptized?
There is no requirement for the parents to be baptized. But they should feel able to support the child in their faith journey, and this may eventually lead to conversations about their own baptism.

Can a CofE minister allow a non-religious funeral to take place in her church?
A non-Christian funeral is not permitted in a church, but it is worth bearing in mind that a family looking for a totally non-Christian funeral cannot really achieve that in a church anyway - by its very nature, the building, the furnishings, the stained glass etc, all speak of the Christian faith




Funeral information


Weddings information

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