Baptism (or Christenings as they are often known) are celebrated only by prior arrangement.To prepare for the baptism of a baby we ask the parents to attend a short course of preparation. These are held three times through the year on Wednesday evenings (6-7pm in St. Mary's Priory). The three sessions reflect on our faith and what it means to hand this on to our children, and also cover the practical details and include the opportunity to arrange a date for the baptism. We normally celebrate baptisms on the 1st Sunday of the month at St. Mary's. If you wish to arrange for your child to be baptised please get in touch and we will let you the details of the next baptism programme. We are also delighted to hear from anyone who, as an adult, wishes to be baptised or received into the church. If you think this might be you please speak to one of the priests.
Weddings Weddings can be arranged through the year and we are delighted to speak to anyone from the parish who wishes to get married here (at St. Mary's or St. Joseph's). Please do speak to us before you book a date for the day as we wouldn't like to dissapoint if we are unavailable. We normally require at least six months notice when arraning a wedding to allow time for processing paperwork and to arrange a preparation course for the couple.