Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals

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Elizabeth Richards

As the setting for your wedding, we think you’ll find it hard to improve on St Mary’s. Such a magnificent backdrop is bound to make it a massively memorable occasion. And you can even use this remarkable space to host your reception afterwards!

Why a church wedding? Well, a wedding speaks volumes about tradition and you will be the latest in a long line of couples who have made their vows at St Mary’s. There’s nothing like doing things the time-tried and tested way. Many couples discover how ‘spiritual’ an event a wedding is. What better setting for it than in a church, in the presence of God, as well as family and friends?

You don’t have to be a churchgoer to be married at St Mary’s, but we will have to check you meet legal requirements. Once done, we will work with you to make sure the service is personal, to include the things which are important to you. 

If cost is a consideration, we’ll work with you to make sure the cost of your wedding does not get out of hand. Despite the size of St Mary’s church, our wedding fees are the same as any other Church of England – from £508 for 2020.

Baptisms

Nothing can be more important than making a decision to be a Christian. At a Baptism a person promises, publicly, to be a follower of Jesus Christ. It’s the occasion when the church welcomes the new member. (A Christening is when the parents and godparents make these promises on behalf of a baby.)

The first thing will be to meet up with Tom and discuss how best to take things on. Everyone’s circumstances are different and we want to do what’s right for you. Whether you’re newly arrived in Nottingham or if you have family connections with St Mary’s, come and have a chat. 

Contact the church office. There is no charge for a Baptism or Christening. You may be interested to know the font (where christenings take place) is medieval with an interesting palindromic inscription on it!

Source: Kevin Marston

Funerals

Death of a loved one is painful, often very painful. Saying goodbye, at a funeral, is never easy. Over the centuries, the church has, in life’s darkest moments, held close to the depths of God’s great compassion. It has also been undergirded by a deep confidence that when Jesus died and rose again, God has done something which changes the face of death.

We will use words which, over the centuries, have been used for funerals in England. They say just what needs saying. We will work with you to select music and other elements which will make the occasion personal, one to give thanks for a unique person, wonderfully created in God’s image.

Contact the church office. The cost of a funeral in church is fixed at £195.