Weddings at St. James

Firstly congratulations and if you are just starting to think about a church wedding at St. James the Great Church Bierton,  we would suggest that you visit the Church of England wedding website:

www.yourchurchwedding.org initially to check out the legal aspects of getting married in church. Banns are a legal requirement and have to be read not only in the church where you choose to be married but also in any other parish(es) where you both reside. 

For such a special day, we can offer you a meaningful, spiritual and beautiful church wedding ceremony.

The Church of England website www.yourchurchwedding.org can also help you with planning your ceremony, as here you can choose hymns and readings, look at frequently asked questions about marrying in church and get some idea of the costs involved.

Please  visit the website  htpps://www.achuchnearyou.com  to check if you live within our Parish.

Please Note that "A Church Near You" Website gives a quick access to churches and services in the locality, but it is not a legal record of boundaries.

Broughton Crossing is no longer in our Parish, but is now part of the Parish of Broughton.

If you would like to enquire about a Wedding or having your Banns read, please email us at stjamesenquiry@btinternet.com giving us your full names, full addresses including your postcode and your proposed wedding date.

Divorce

If you or your partner are divorced, this is not an automatic disbarring of being able to marry within the parish but there are additional procedures that have to be followed before a decision can be made at the discretion of the Vicar.

Baptisms at St. James

A Baptism (Christening) is a service to admit those being baptised into the family of the church.  In order to bring a child for baptism, parents and god-parents, or in the case of adults, themselves and their sponsors make serious promises, saying that they are Christians and that they wish to nurture that faith in the context of regular attendance at their parish church.  With this in mind we would hope that you would to come to some of our church services before enquiring about Baptism, just to make sure you are happy to commit to becoming regular attenders at our church. 

As well as explaining the process for bringing a child/adult to be baptised we will want to talk to you about what it means to be Christian today and becoming part of our church family. Baptisms take place during our 9.00 am Sunday morning Services.

If you aren’t sure which Church of England Parish you live in, click here to visit the website

‘A Church Near You’.

Please Note that "A Church Near You" Website gives a quick access to churches and services in the locality, but it is not a legal record of boundaries.

Broughton Crossing is no longer in our Parish, but is now part of the Parish of Broughton.

If you would like to enquire about having Baptism please email us at stjamesenquiry@btinternet.com giving us your full name and full address, including postcode.

Confirmation

Confirmation courses are run at select times of the year for those looking to prepare themselves for communion. The course both prepares and teaches people about communion in readiness for confirmation. You must have previously been baptised to be confirmed.

Please click here to visit the website ‘A Church Near You’, to 

check if you live within our Parish.

Please Note that "A Church Near You" Website gives a quick access to churches and services in the locality, but it is not a legal record of boundaries.

Broughton Crossing is no longer in our Parish, but is now part of the Parish of Broughton.

If you would like to enquire about Confirmation please email us at stjamesenquiry@btinternet.com giving us your full name and full address, including postcode.

Funerals at St. James

A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, celebrate and give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God's keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

At St James the Great Church Bierton, we work with the bereaved and the funeral directors to arrange an appropriate service following the death of a loved one. The options broadly are to have a service in Church followed by a burial or cremation; to go straight to the Crematorium with a memorial service in Church later or simply to have a service at the Crematorium.

Read more about Church of England Funerals

Please click here to visit the website ‘A Church Near You’, to 

check if you live within our Parish.

Please Note that "A Church Near You" Website gives a quick access to churches and services in the locality, but it is not a legal record of boundaries.

Broughton Crossing is no longer in our Parish, but is now part of the Parish of Broughton.

To arrange a funeral service please first contact your chosen funeral director who will then liaise with us to arrange a suitable date and time. The Vicar will then contact the bereaved family to arrange an appointment to meet and discuss the funeral service.