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CHRISTENINGS

To arrange a christening (the baptism of a baby or child), please contact the church office. Older children and adults are sometimes baptised in the river as well as younger children and babies baptised in the church. However, we normally use the font! Adult baptisms also take place during our annual confirmation service.

 
 

WEDDINGS

Congratulations!

We would love to be part of your special day and to do anything we can to make it extra special. In the last few years, we’ve had weddings in which:


  • the groom’s band led the  congregation in singing Beatles’ songs

  • the bride’s three greyhounds were the bridesmaids

  • the couple’s child was christened in the same ceremony


and – within reason – anything goes! It’s your day and we want it to be appropriate for you.

Can we get married in a church?

You can get married in one of our churches as long as you or your partner:


  1. have at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or

  2. were baptised in the parish concerned or

  3. were prepared for confirmation in the parish or

  4. have at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months 


Or if one of your parents, at any time after you were born:


  1. has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or

  2. has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months 


Or if one of your parents or grandparents was married in the parish


Please note that even if you don’t meet any of these criteria now, you can easily fulfil number 4 by regularly attending the church in question from this point on (and don’t panic: 'regularly' means monthly or fortnightly rather than weekly – although of course we’d be delighted to see you every week!). Please contact the church office for further information or to make a booking.


NB: If either of you is a non-EU passport holder, you will need to be married by 'Superintendent Registrar’s Certificate (SRC)'. For more information about applying for an SRC, visit the Government’s web page. Contact details for local (civil) register offices and designated register offices are given.

Where can I find out more about Church of England Weddings?

For more information about weddings in the Church of England please follow the link to Your Church Wedding.

 

FUNERALS

If you would like to contact someone about arranging a funeral please speak to a member of clergy or contact the church office.

 

Office Number 2, Zeald House, 39 Church Street, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5BL

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