Parish of Hempsted with
St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.