Weddings and baptisms
Who can get married in Holy Trinity Benefice?(Christ Church or St Paul’s Bordesley Green)
Anyone who lives in the relevant parish and/or is a member of one of the churches qualifies legally to be married in the Church. Similarly, if the parents of either the bride or groom-to-be live, or have lived in either Parish for more than six months, they qualify too.
If in doubt, please call the Parish Office or look at this summary of qualifying connections (Church of England).
If either of you lives outside the parish, you will need to arrange for your banns of marriage to be called in the parish where you live. This is your responsibility, but we’ll help you understand what you need to do.
If either of you lives outside England, it is necessary to be married by Archbishop’s license, in which case there is no need for the calling of banns.
How can I find out more?
Contact the Parish Office: email@example.com Tel: 0121 783 6999
Baptism (or Christenings)
Baptism (or Christening) is the way in which people are welcomed into the Christian family. Through baptism we remember that through Christ we are washed clean and born to new life. Baptism is a sign of God’s incredible love and grace towards us.
It’s therefore a really important sign of believing and belonging – and so it’s something that needs careful thought and preparation! Sometimes people make promises on behalf of young children and sometimes people prefer to wait until they are old enough to make the big decisions for themselves.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Ruth or Alison via the Parish Office: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0121 783 6999 or the
Vicar: Ruth Donegan-Cross email@example.com