If you are newly engaged, then many congratulations! We are very happy to welcome you to marry at one of our churches. We want you to enjoy the planning and have a truly happy day, so we aim to ensure that the church arrangements are as straightforward as possible.
We offer every couple a marriage preparation course to help you lay sound foundations for life-long commitment. Our church ministers are also here to help each couple to work through the details of your service.
For FAQs about weddings please see the Church of England website here.
For more information please contact the Office
Baptism is about following Jesus and making that commitment public. Here at HTCD we rejoice with the many young people and adults who choose to be baptised by full immersion in the pool in church. If you are thinking about the serious step of adult baptism, please contact the clergy at the Church Office.
We also love to celebrate the birth of children. It was Jesus who said, ‘Let the little children come to me.’ And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. (The gospel of Mark, chapter 10, verses 14 & 16)
If you have recently experienced the joy and wonder of the arrival of a new child, our warmest congratulations to you. Like many people at this wonderful stage of life, you may be looking for a way to thank the God who has given you such an amazing gift.
Here at HTCD, your local parish church, we would count it a privilege to offer you the opportunity to do just that, with a special service. That might be a Thanksgiving for the Birth of a Child, a Dedication Service or a Baptism.
You can arrange for one of the staff team here to visit you, so that we can explain more about what is involved, and to talk about suitable dates.
If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office on 01225 835835. We will be more than happy to help you. For more information please read our Baptism Policy. For FAQs about Godparents see the Church of England website here.
A funeral, or a service of thanksgiving, is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. This important time together can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church. If you would like further information please do email the office
Advice on planning a special funeral service can be found on the Church of England website here.