Arranging a ....

 Arranging a Christening

Children are a wonderful blessing, and as their parent you may wish for them to be christened.  Many churches use the word “baptism” to describe the christening ceremony. Our Lord Jesus was himself baptised by the prophet John.

Often parents choose godparents to share the responsibility for bringing up a child.
The traditional number of godparents is three – two women and a man for a girl, and two men and a woman for a boy.  However, that is not a hard and fast rule. The important thing is to try to involve people who will have the child’s best interests at heart.

To discuss your wishes please can you contact our Rector, Rev'd Stephen Hazlett, who will be delighted to talk to you about your wishes.

Equally christening, and developing your relationship with the church, can take place at any stage in our lives.  If as a young person or adult your spiritual journey is leading you to ask questions about christening, please do call or email our Rector.

Stephen can be reached on 01557 620132  or  07900 231360, or alternatively by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Arranging a Wedding

Congratulations ! Now you’ve made the decision to get married you may be considering venues and how God fits into your “Big Day”.   The Bible is full of references to marriage and to married life. Indeed Jesus first miracle was performed at a wedding, when he turned water into wine.

 

St Mary’s is a beautiful church flooded with natural light with beautiful stained glass windows. We have a traditional organ and provide an intimate setting, which can seat 80-90 people.

Please contact our Rector who will also offer pastoral support for the couple on this momentous and life- long commitment.  Stephen can be reached on 01557 620132  or  07900 231360, or alternatively by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Arranging a Funeral

There are generally two points of contact when arranging a funeral – the undertaker (who may prefer to be thought of as a “funeral director” these days) and the priest from the church who is going to be conducting the service itself.

It is important that either the person arranging the funeral (who will generally be a friend or family member of the person who has died) checks that the church and the person conducting the service are available before agreeing a time with the undertaker.

Our Rector, Rev'd Stephen Hazlett, not only will offer advice on the service itself, but just as importantly will offer pastoral care to all the family and friends at this difficult time.

You can also contact the Rector if you wish to make prior arrangements.

 

Stephen can be reached on 01557 620132  or  07900 231360, or alternatively by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.