Special Services

Weddings

With churches now beginning the process of reopening initially for individual private prayer and funerals, church weddings however are still not permitted at present – under the Government’s restrictions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

As we enter what would ordinarily be a peak time for weddings, we are conscious that for thousands of couples, the law preventing weddings from taking place in church at present has forced a postponement of their plans. We know how disappointing this has been for couples and their families.

We are encouraging the government to ease their restrictions to allow small weddings once it is safe to do so, and in the mean-time we are doing all that we can to help couples to rearrange their plans, and to refund fees in full or transfer them to a future date.

In all likelihood, when weddings are once again permitted by the Government to take place in church buildings, it will be with limited numbers present, and we recognise that this will present a difficult choice. 

Whatever you decide to do, your vicar will do their best to accommodate your wishes – whether to go ahead or to reschedule until a time when more people can be present. You are assured of our prayers as you prepare to make these decisions.

For more information https://www.yourchurchwedding.org/article/dreams-and-disappointments/

Baptisms

Although baptisms aren’t possible from November 5th 2020, you can still contact a church and talk about plans for a date next year. 

Your child is precious to you and precious to God. You want the very best for them, and so does God. You want them to make right choices in life, for themselves and for others.

A baptism is just the beginning of this and so much more.

Over the years to come, it’s a journey you’ll share together with your child by:

  • Being there for your child to talk to about the bigger questions of life – questions about hope, faith and love.
  • Praying for your child through the ups and downs of their faith journey.
  • Showing them practically how to make those good choices in life.
  • Helping them to learn more about their Christian faith, through their church and in other ways.

So it’s a commitment to start as you mean to go on.