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Occasional Offices

We are very happy to carry out christenings, weddings and funerals for all those who live within our parish boundary, and weddings for those who meet

other legal requirement. If you would like to have your child christened or be married in one of our churches, then please contact

the Rector, Canon Nikki Arthy on 01452 523808 or email her on admin@swithunandmary.org.uk


 



Christenings

Christenings usually take place in the early

afternoon on a Sunday in a separate

service just for you and your guests, unless

you request that it takes place in the main

Sunday service.

We can also offer a Service for the

Thanksgiving of the Gift of a Child if you

would prefer that.

Old baptism, wedding and burial registers

are stored with the Gloucestershire Archives

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/archives

Weddings

If you live within the parish but are getting

married in a church elsewhere, you will need

to have your banns read in your local parish

church on three consecutive Sundays within

three months of the wedding. Please contact

us to arrange a meeting to take your details.

 We can help you to choose readings and

hymns, and will meet with you to go through

the marriage service.

For weddings, we recommend you look at

www.yourchurchwedding.org which will be

able to answer a lot of your questions and

help with planning your big day.