Baptisms and marriages

If you wish to be baptised, to have your child baptised, or to be married at St Peter’s, the general guidelines regarding eligibility are as follows.

The Church of England operates on a geographic basis and your local parish church has a responsibility for your pastoral care. As part of this it offers the services of Baptism and Marriage.

“Baptism is essentially a welcome into the world church”Baptism is essentially a welcome into the world church, represented by a local church with which you have a relationship. If you live in the parish of St Peter’s the baptism can take place here.  If you do not live in the parish but have a connection with St Peter’s or regularly attend services here then the service can also take place here.  It is important that the baptism takes place in a church community with which you will have the opportunity for a continuing connection.

Marriages can take place at St Peter’s of those who either live in the parish or are on our electoral roll. The electoral roll is our membership list, made up of those who worship here regularly. People can join the electoral roll once they have attended St Peter’s regularly for six months.

If you are still not sure whether you are eligible, or whether you live in the parish, please contact the Parish Office on 01423 568218 or by email.

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    All welcome to join us for a candlelit vigil for Manchester tonight, 24 May from 7.30 – 9.00pm.

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    The theme for this year’s flower festival is music – where each display is linked to a musical tune or a song.  Do come and enjoy the displays around church from Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th June.  You can also vote for your favourite displays!

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    If you are interested in becoming a foster carer to help disadvantaged children or teenagers, then do come to St Peter’s Foyer where you will find information and advice.  North Yorkshire County Council’s campaign for Foster Carers in the local area is seeking to address the local and national shortage of foster carers.

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    The annual general meeting will be held in the church at 7.00pm on Tuesday 25 April.  Hear about developments that have taken place in the past year, and more importantly, our plans for the future.  If you are entered on the church’s Electoral Roll, you are also entitled to vote at the meeting.

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