Every year our benefice of four churches holds many weddings including some from those who do not have an immediate connection but can qualify via a different form of license. Holding wedding services is a great joy to the Christian community here and we very much want to encourage this as an act of worship.
During this time of the Covid19 Pandemic we are restricted to 30 guests who must wear face masks during the liturgy.
The clergy aim to meet with couples a number of times before the wedding to look at the service and ensure that the correct legal requirements are met. This will also to ascertain that a wedding is possible and that a Christian understanding of marriage is understood. Until this first meeting we cannot confirm a wedding date irrespective of the urgency of booking a venue. Currently, we are to hold these meetings via Zoom.
Please contact our administrator to book an appointment to see one of the clergy on firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone 01548 842626 If you want please fill the Blank Wedding Form (MS Word Format) below as best as you email it back to the administrator.
The Church of England wedding website has lots of information about readings for the service along with the legal requirements.
A short video where Fr Daniel explains some of the basic steps in getting married in one of our four churches.
Funerals and memorial services are limited to 30 in attendance during the current Covid19 restrictions for all of our churches. Mourners are kindly asked to wear face masks unless they are reading. Currently we are also not allowed have congregational singing in church apart but we can still have an organist, music electronically played, and professional singers performing from a distance.
At this difficult time the clergy will guide you through a funeral and memorial service. Once you have decided upon an undertaker then we can liaise with them over a date for the gathering. One of the clergy team will then arrange to meet with you and your family.
Sadly, only Galmpton churchyard has a space for full burials. Salcombe churchyard and Hope Cove churchward can bury cremated remains. Malborough churchyard is full though the village parochial graveyard (which is consecrated) has space.
Please note that all our services are Christian acts of worship and though we try our hardest to personalise these liturgies we do require some prayers and a Bible reading as mandatory.
We are taking booking for baptisms (Christenings) for children and adults when the national . However, as Covid19 restrictions still apply it is probably best that these are done as separate and private liturgies. We also welcome adults who wish to be baptised by full immersion in church or in an open air celebration.