Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals

Baptisms

Baptisms are an opportunity for the parents to thank God for the gift of their child and start the child on their journey of faith and ask the church to support them and their child on this journey.  Find out more and how to book your child’s christening.

Confirmations

Confirmations are when you acknowledge your faith for yourself.  Through prayer and the laying on of hands by a Bishop the Church also asks God to give those being confirmed power, through the Holy Spirit, to live the life of discipleship. As our church is within the Diocese of Canterbury, confirmations often occur at Canterbury Cathedral, a wonderful setting for a wonderful event.

If you would like to be confirmed, please contact the office

Weddings

You can marry at St Mary’s whether you are christened or not, whatever your beliefs and the bride doesn’t have to wear white!  Find out more and how to book your wedding at St Mary’s.

Funerals

A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world.  We would be honoured to hold your loved ones funeral at St Mary’s and/or the crematorium.  There is more information on our funerals page.