Christenings, Weddings & Funerals


Christenings, during which your child is baptised, usually take place in the main service on a Sunday morning. At Northleach, this is usually the second Sunday of the month during our Family Service. Christenings can take place at other times and on other days too depending on family circumstances and the availability of clergy. In this instance, the child is then welcomed into the church family at the next Sunday service. Please contact us as soon as possible to arrange the date and please have several possible dates in mind.

Sometimes, seeing someone else Christened, deciding to have your own child Christened or being asked to be a godparent, can make you to think about your own journey of faith. If you were not Christened as a young child, you may be deciding now as an adult or teenager to make this commitment. Whatever led you to this point, a Christening marks the beginning of a journey with God that continues for the rest of our lives.

To arrange a Christening please contact David Ford, our Rector on 01451 860452 or by email:

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Congratulations on your wedding plans! Getting married is hugely exciting but there is so much to organise and think about! If you would like to consider getting married in Northleach Church (or one of the seven village churches in the Benefice), then please contact our wedding co-ordinator, Patsi Rainey, as early as possible by email:

It is easier than ever before to be married in the church of your choice but there are still strict rules that we must follow. Also, due to heavy workloads, wedding bookings are not taken in this benefice for Sundays or at Christmas or Easter.

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A funeral service helps us to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to give thanks for the life lived, to express their grief, pray for the departed and for themselves, and commend the person into God’s keeping. A funeral can be a small, intimate ceremony or a large occasion in a church full of family and friends.

There are a number of different ways to approach your loved one’s funeral service. You may, for example, hold a service in church followed by burial in Northleach cemetery. Alternatively, you may hold a service in church followed by a service at the crematorium and then, at a later date, a short service to inter their ashes in the garden of remembrance. There are other options too.

Our Rector, David Ford, or another member of the ministry team, will be pleased to discuss all aspects of funeral service planning with you. If a loved one has died recently, then please ask your funeral director to liase direct with the church.

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