'Special' Services
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Click here for details on: Marriage, Baptism (Christening), Funerals, Other
To arrange for a special Service as shown below, or for any other reason, please contact the Rector (Click here)
Marriage
Picture of a Wedding
Marriage is about the joining together of two people. In marriage the two people leave their previous families and become one, a couple, starting a new family which may become small or large dependent on choice and blessing.



Entitlement:

Anyone who lives in the parish is entitled to be wed in the parish church.
Under English law, anyone else can marry there if they have a strong connection,
eg: Family from or living in the parish, a regular worshiper there, etc

Size: Dymock parish church will seat 150.... or 200 at a pinch.
Smaller parties can be made more intimate if required.

Music:
There is a two manual pipe organ and an electronic piano.
A CD player can be made available on request.
Basic Fee: includes Banns, Service and Marriage Certificate: £287.50
Extras: Organist: £60, Choir: £50, Bells £150

Flowers: by arrangement, or you can do your own

Reception: Can be arranged where you wish.
Convenient are the adjacent Village Hall or Beauchamp Arms Pub

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Baptism
Picture of a Baptism
A Typical Baptism
Baptism (Christening) is the welcoming ceremony into the Church. It's not a 'naming' ceremony, a person's name is given when they are registered at birth, but it's a symbolic 'washing away' with water of one's wrongdoings - wrongdoings which we call 'sin'.

Baptism is only performed once in a lifetime but can be done at any age. Traditionally this was, and often still is, done as a small baby, but today people are also baptised as children or adults.

If done at an early age, people can optionally come back when they are old enough to understand for themselves in order to confirm the promises made at baptism on their behalf by their parents and 'Godparents'. That separate ceremony is known as 'Confirmation'. (Return to top)


Entitlement:
Everyone is welome to be Baptised.
Details by arrangement with the Rector.
Cost: Baptism is free.

Time of Ceremony:
At baptism one is joining the church, so it's good to do it at a regular Service
when all the church members are present.
(Click here for details of regular Services).

But it's often done at another time by arrangement with the Rector,
especially if people have to come some distance,
and mid morning or afternoon is more convenient.

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Funerals
Picture, Funeral Cars
A Christian funeral is when we say goodbye to a loved one and commit them to God's care. The Service can be held in church, immediately followed by burial in the adjacent churchyard - or else in a public Crematorium, followed by cremation. (Return to top)

Some people prefer to have a separate Service in church to celebrate the life and to give thanks for the departed one, either before or after the burial or cremation, especially if such a Service is likely to have many attending and they would prefer a smaller, private 'committal'. (Return to top)


Entitlement:
By arrangement with the Rector or through the
'Funeral Director' providing the funeral arrangements

Basic Cost: As quoted by the Funeral Director
Extras: Organist £50, Choir £50

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Services for 'Other' Occasions
Picture, Wedding Rings
Services for other special occasions by arrangement with the Rector, eg: renewal of marriage vows, blessing of replacement wedding ring, etc. Click here to send an email for more information. (Return to top)