Weddings, Baptisms & Funerals
The law requires Banns to be read in the parish(es) where you live and where you will be married (if different), This is usually done over three consecutive Sundays. A Certificate is supplied to the church where the wedding takes place by the parish where you live (if different), to prove that no objection has been raised.
As well as being a legal requirement, your banns readings are special public occasions when people in church hear of your intention to marry. It is an exciting and happy time, so you are welcome to invite your family and friends to hear your banns too, if you would like. There is a fee for this service.
You may also find useful information at: https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/weddings
We are delighted to welcome members of our parish to St Paul’s through Baptism.
We usually conduct our Baptisms on the third Sunday of the month as part of our main Sunday All-Age Service at 10.00 am, so the newly Baptised can be properly welcomed into the full worshipping community. However, we are aware, that this is not always practical therefore, we are happy to conduct a separate private service on a Sunday afternoon for larger family gatherings, who are welcome to use the hall and kitchen facilities to continue their celebrations.
You need to be sure in which parish you live, click here and enter your Postcode. Please then contact the church office for more information. You may also find useful information at: https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/christenings
Funerals and Memorial Services
We recognise that bereavement is a difficult time for all concerned. We at St. Paul’s want to provide support with your grief. We work with funeral directors ensuring we provide a compassionate service at the church, the crematorium or at the graveside. Please contact the church office for more information.