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Christenings

Baptism (commonly called christening) is the prescribed way of initiation into the Christian faith. Baptism was instituted by Christ who commanded his first disciples to 'go forth into all the nations, baptising in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.'

Celebrations

Weddings

Funerals

Getting married in church places God at the centre of your marriage right from the beginning.

St Mary's is the perfect setting for such an occasion, and we'd love to help you explore whether it's the right choice for you.

A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into God's keeping.

A Christian funeral at St Mary's is available to everyone.

St Mary's has been a place of commemoration and celebration for two centuries. From large concerts, to intimate receptions, school services, anniversaries, parades, performances, civic and cultural celebrations; our experience and imagination are large and your enquiries are welcome.