Life Events

In the G7 Benefice we are here for you throughout your life, but for all of us there are certain times and events that have special significance:

If you wish to talk to someone about baptisms, weddings, or funerals at any of our G7 churches please contact:
Photo of Sheila CoxSheila Cox, Rector
Tel +44 (0)1233 712598
 

For other information on individual churches in the G7 we have links to churches at the bottom of this page. For other local resources that may be helpful to you please see our directory of local resources page.

Baptisms

Baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives, the first step in response to God’s love. We would be delighted to discuss baptism with you, so please do contact us. If you just want to thank God for the safe birth of your child, without expressing the formal Christian commitment which is at the heart of the baptism service, then we can offer a simple, yet meaningful, Service of Thanksgiving. The Church of England website has in-depth information on baptism: www.churchofengland.org

Typical Orders of Service used in the G7 Group of Parishes for Baptism and Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child:
A Celebration of Baptism
A Service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child

Weddings

We would love to celebrate your wedding day with you, so please contact us for more information. In the meantime, you might like to visit the Church of England’s wedding website, which will be of enormous help to you as you plan your big day: www.yourchurchwedding.org

Typical Order of Service used in the G7 Group of Parishes for a Wedding:
A Typical Order of Service for a Wedding

Funerals

God’s love and power extend over all creation. Every life, including our own, is precious to God. Christians have always believed that there is hope in death as in life, and that there is new life in Christ over death. Hope is at the heart of the Christian faith and at the heart of every funeral service that we arrange. Please contact us if you would like us to help. You may find the information on funerals on the Church of England website helpful: www.churchofengland.org

What to do after a death

For information about what to do when someone dies — including who to notify, registering the death, arranging the funeral, and organ donation — see the article: ‘What to do after a death’ on the Directgov website.

How much is a funeral?

Service in church, cemetery or crematorium £99
Burial in churchyard, following on from a service in church £194
Burial in churchyard on a separate occasion, or without service in church £230
Burial certificate, if required £12

The above fees do not include the funeral director’s fees or crematorium or local authority cemetery charges.

Monuments normally range in cost from £21 to £157, depending on the type and size of the monument required. This does not include the stonemason’s fee. Please see our information on Churchyard regulations as a number of rules apply.

Bereavement

If you are suffering a bereavement, we know that your experience is a very personal one, but we hope you will find our information on bereavement helpful.

Contact

For baptisms, weddings and funerals in any of our seven churches please contact:
Photo of Sheila CoxSheila Cox, Rector
Tel +44 (0)1233 712598
 

Churches

For more information on each of our seven churches please follow these links: