Weddings, Baptisms & Funerals
We would be delighted to conduct your wedding at St Mark's. The Church of England has a website that may answer some of your general questions about weddings. Every church adapts these guidelines to suit their own particular style so please do call us for further information about being married at St Mark's.
If you wish to get married at St Mark's, we will expect you to attend our marriage preparation session. These are put on to help couples think about both the wedding day, and married life together. They are also an opportunity to meet clergy in an informal way.
We would love to encourage you to have your children baptised at St Mark's. If you live outside of the parish, you may wish to consider your local church in order to build relationships and friendships in your local community.
At the baptism of your child, parents and godparents are making public vows at the beginning of his/her journey of faith, and are entering into a community of faith with St Mark's church family. You will be asked to declare publicly that you will bring your child up to follow Jesus.
Our baptisms take place on the first Sunday of the month which is our All Age service which usually lasts 45 minutes. We ask parents (and godparents if possible) to attend our baptism preparation course before hand which goes through the promises and commitment to be undertaken.
If you would prefer to have a service of thanksgiving for your child instead of baptism, we can happily accommodate this request. Baptism can follow at a later date if you or your child wants to make a commitment of faith.
We also baptise adults by full immersion, but would encourage those wanting to take this step to have completed an Alpha Course first.
These are arranged directly through the funeral director who will then contact the church office to make a booking. A member of our staff team will then get in touch to offer support and talk through the arrangements for the funeral.
If you would like to discuss any of the above, please contact the church office.