Services for Baptism, Weddings and Funerals.

Weddings

St Mary’s Church and The Good Shepherd are both beautiful churches for weddings. 

 

Initial enquiries should be made well in advance either by coming to one of our Sunday morning services or by contacting our priest the Reverend David Isiorho - 01726 815588  or by email to david.isiorho@outlook.com

 

 A service of Blessing following a civil wedding or on the occasion of a wedding anniversary or other special event can also be arranged.

Baptism/Christening

 

Contact details - For information on baptism and christening, please contact our priest the Reverend David Isiorho - 01726 815588 or by email to david.isiorho@outlook.com for both St Mary the Virgin, Biscovey, and the Church of the Good Shepherd, Par Green.

 

Baptism or christening is a joyful event when a baby, young person or adult is received as a member of the world-wide Church. 

 

The service is arranged on request and the person to be baptised and also the family are encouraged to visit the church beforehand, perhaps at one of the Sunday services. The Vicar likes to meet you and your family to explain what is involved and arrange the date and time of the service.  There is no charge for a baptism, however an offering is commonly made after the service. 

 

It is usual for baptism to take place in the church of the parish where the child lives or at the church where the parents regularly attend. If you do not live in the parish, but are intending to build a relationship with our church community, or have a particular long-standing relationship with St Mary's Church or The Good Shepherd, please contact one of our churchwardens for advice.


We are also pleased to support older children and adults who are thinking about baptism – it’s never too late!

 

When a baby is born parents often want to thank God for their new addition to the family.  A service of thanksgiving offers this opportunity and can form part of a Sunday service.  This is not a baptism so there is no need to choose godparents and no need to make public promises to God which you may feel you are not ready to make. 

 

Confirmation

 

Confirmation is for baptised people who have received instruction into the Christian faith and wish to confirm the promises made on their behalf at Baptism.  The special gift of Holy Spirit is received at Confirmation completing the process of becoming a full member of the Anglican Church and to receive Holy Communion.  


Confirmation takes place at a public service with the Bishop who will invite you to renew your baptism promises and will pray for the gift of the Holy Spirit to come upon you. 

Funerals

 

The Funeral Director will usually make all the necessary arrangements and contact the Churchwardens.