The Church of St Peter and St Paul's, Barnby DunLife Events
We would be delighted if you were married in our beautiful church. First, congratulations! Marriage is a gift from God and we are always delighted to be able to help with the arrangements and planning for your special service in our church.
There are many things to plan and organise and so we hope this guide offers some help. However, please do contact us if you would like any further information or have any questions.
Before you can marry in church your Banns must be published, or called, as this is currently a legal requirement. If both of you live on the parishes of Barnby Dun, then we will arrange everything for you. However, if either of you live outside the parishes then you will need to arrange to have your Banns published in your local church too. The minister there will then issue a Banns Certificate which is required before we are able to marry you here.
Unfortunately everything has to be paid for! The fees are set annually by the Church of England and we will advise you of the costs according to your needs. For example: the services of the organist, bell-ringing, heating or flowers.
Orders of Service
If you plan to have a printed Order of Service we are always happy to help with putting the content together. In any event we do ask that you let us have a draft copy prior to printing as often printers use words for hymns, or service outlines, that differ enormously from the ones we have or are able to use.
There nearly always are some flowers in church, however, we have a resident flower arranger who can advise on styles and cost of flowers for the church. Please make enquiries with Val Simpson when booking your wedding. We are a busy church we do ask that you, or your florist, contacts us for access to the building at least a week before your event. This helps to alleviate any last minute worries.
You may already know the music and possibly hymns that you would like, or you may be wondering what other music is appropriate. Do you want a traditional feel or a more contemporary selection? What other music is there? There is a huge range of music suitable for your wedding, both live and recorded, and we would be delighted to assist in any way. Whilst we have excellent facilities to play recorded music, it is worth mentioning that this can present some problems with copyright. So, please check with us before making any firm plans for using recorded music. In addition, all recorded media must be on an original CD or an iTunes download made by ourselves, We cannot play any copied music.
It’s good to have a run through before the actual wedding day. We usually try and do this sometime the week before. It works best when we have both the bride and groom, the best man, the person giving the bride away, and the chief bridesmaid present. These all play an active part in the wedding and will want to know what to do and where to be.
Photography and Filming
We do permit official photography and filming during the marriage service, however, it is at the sole discretion of the officiating Minister. A single photographer is allowed. They must not use flash and need to remain in one place until the signing of the register – no moving around at all please! There are suitable places in church for doing this, and the photographer needs to agree these with the officiating Minister before the service begins. We have the same policy with filming. It must be with a single camera from one of the two fixed position in church, and with the agreement of the officiating Minister. Please do advise your photographer or film maker of these instructions beforehand or invite them along to the rehearsal.
Baptism or Christening
What is it all About ?
Everyone is welcome to have a their baby or child baptized at a Christening in their parish church and with around 10,000 babies and infants being Christened each month in the Church of England, it remains a popular decision for parents.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about getting your baby or child Christened.
For initial enquiries please contact Val Simpkins on 07469 850 723 between 9.30am and 2.30pm or by email Val.email@example.com
The death of a family member is always a very difficult time. We are here to help if you would like us to be involved. Initial arrangements for a funeral need to be made through your chosen undertaker, but please don’t hesitate to contact our minister should you need any help.
Visit the Church of England website for more information on Funerals.