Life Events

It is always a very great privilege to be involved with people at the special moments of their lives such as for weddings, baptisms and funerals.

If you would like to arrange a wedding, service or a funeral please contact John Horton on 01789 459241 or email john.horton@stourdene.org.

For all baptism enquiries please contact Jane Evans on 01789 740446 or email janealisonevans@gmail.com

Marriage

If you are preparing to marry and one of you is resident in one of our six parishes you can be married in the parish church where you live. If you do not live in the parish there are seven "Qualifying connections" and if you meet any one of them you are also eligible to be married in that church.

These are;

  • One or both parties have been baptised in the parish
  • One or both parties confirmed by the parish
  • Parent or grandparent married at the church
  • Lived for six months in the parish at some point in their lives
  • Worshipped for six months in the parish
  • Parents used to worship in the parish for six months

We will consider marrying those whose previous marriage has ended in divorce but not before we have met with the couple who are proposing to remarry and ascertained that all matters relating to any previous marriage have been fully resolved.

With all couples we would wish to discuss the significance of Christian marriage and help you in the planning of your special service.

Baptism

We are pleased to baptise both children and adults but would wish to meet with you to discuss Christian baptism before confirming the date for the service. Baptisms usually take place within the context of our regular weekly worship.

Funerals

Please contact us if you need to arrange a funeral and we will do all that we can to assist you.

Marriage in the Stourdene Benefice

It is always a very great privilege to be involved with people at the special moments of their lives