Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

While our church buildings are now open for both private and public services, in order to adhere to the guidelines of social distancing, it is not possible to conduct services in the usual manner which has a huge bearing on these important life events.

Weddings, wedding blessings and renewals of vows may now take place but with restrictions on the number of guests, currently capped at 15. Special licences may also be required as Banns may not be able to be read. Please get in touch for further advice and we will be happy to help you.

Funerals can now take place in church as well as at the graveside or Crematorium, however there are still restrictions as to who can attend and the number of mourners, currently 30, to adhere to social distancing and public health advice for those more vulnerable. Your funeral director and minister will be able to advise you of this further.

Baptisms can now take place, provided appropriate criteria for minimising risk are met and Baptisms outside of the Sunday morning service are subject to ‘the rule of six’. Emergency baptisms can also take place at home or in hospital.

For more information about these services, please contact Lisa Stannard by emailing lisa.stannard@newcreationchurches.org.uk or leave a message for her in the Congresbury office answerphone 01934 833 126.

For any other enquiries, please contact the Congresbury Office by emailing SAC-Admin@newcreationchurches.org.uk or by telephoning 01934 833 126.

For detailed guidance from the Church of England, see their Coronovirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Churches and FAQ page on www.churchofengland.org.uk or click here.