Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Psalm 139: 16

Since the time of St Paulinus, people have gathered all over Dewsbury to mark important events. That tradition is continued today with great love, care and attention from the moment you get in touch with us to discuss your wishes. You can find more information on Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals below, and you are always welcome to contact us for a more in depth discussion and to move forward with your enquiry.

Baptism and Thanksgiving

Baptism, also known as ‘Christening’ for infants, is the start of an amazing and important journey of faith. You are welcome, whether you’re an infant, child, young person or adult of any age, to make this wonderful promise with our church family. A Thanksgiving Service (sometimes called a Dedication) is also possible. More information on Church of England Christenings and Baptism can be found here, Thanksgiving information can be found here, and you can talk to one of our Ministers to find out more about them within the Dewsbury Team Parish, simply use this contact form. Did you know you can have your Baptism celebration at the church with catering provided should you wish? Take a look at our Room Hire page and discuss your requirements when you contact us.

Weddings and Blessings

The Churches of the Team Parish of Dewsbury are beautiful settings in which to make your wedding vows, but you can also be assured of practical and prayerful support throughout the journey. There is lots of information about Church of England Weddings and Blessings here, as well as practical tips and advice. We also invite you to speak to one of our Ministers to discuss your thoughts and ideas, simply use this contact form. Did you know you can have your Wedding Breakfast at the church with catering provided should you wish? Take a look at our Room Hire page and discuss your requirements when you contact us.

Funerals

The death of a loved one is a very difficult time and as such we aim to support you every step of the way. On a practical level, we are usually contacted by your chosen Funeral Director who will oversee all of the arrangements, and we will work with you on the Order of Service to ensure that the life of your loved one is remembered with love and dignity. You can find out more about Funerals in the Church of England here, and you are most welcome to discuss practical or spiritual matters with one of our Ministers by getting in touch using the contact form. Did you know you can have your Funeral Tea at the church with catering provided should you wish? Simply discuss your requirements with your Funeral Director who will be happy to liaise with our Team.