Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals


Birth, marriage, and death are important landmarks for all of us and for our families and friends. We want to rejoice at the birth of a baby, or when a couple make a commitment to each other in marriage; likewise, when someone dies, we need support to mourn their passing, to give thanks for their life, and to share our sorrow with other people.

Many turn to the Church for pastoral support, prayer and advice at these important milestones, even if they do not go to Church regularly. We are delighted to offer help and support at these times, so please do not feel embarrassed or reluctant to ask – it is part of what we do.

Our role as a Parish church means that the buildings of St Martin’s Church and St Paul’s Church have held celebrations or commemorations for every season of life. Our experienced team are happy to help gently advise and guide you in creating a service that will help you recognise and share key moments for you and your loved ones.

If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to telephone the Parish on 01227 768072, or email us and someone will be in touch as soon as possible.

You can find out a bit more information about Christenings, Adult Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals by clicking on the hyperlinks, which will take you to a Church of England website. However, if you want to talk it through directly with us, just give us a call using the details above.

Adjacent to St Martin’s church is The Priory, owned by Canterbury Christ Church University, which offers facilities for wedding receptions etc. For more information, please click here.