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The Sacrament of Holy Baptism at S. Margaret’s

Anyone who lives in the parish or can demonstrate some kind of historical or familial link with S. Margaret's (or S. Chad's) can request to be baptised in S. Margaret’s Church. 

There are certain preparations before this takes place. The first step in the process is to come along to the Parish Office Hour in the Canon George Communuity Hall on a Thursday evening at 6:30 (please check on the calendar page to ensure the office is open on the Thursday you plan to come).

Baptisms normally take place on a pre-arranged Sunday of each month and you should have a  date confirmed for you before you make arrangements for the baptism reception and book reception venues.  

At S. Margaret's we DO NOT celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism during the season of Advent (the four weeks before Christmas) or during the season of Lent (the six weeks before Holy Week).

In the case of emergency i.e. A child with a life threatening condition please contact Fr. David direct.

 

The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony at S. Margaret's

To be married at S. Margaret’s Church you must either be 

  • resident in the parish or
  • be on the Electoral Roll of the Church or
  • have a significant connection with S. Margaret’s Church.

Both parties must be previously unmarried or widowed i.e. not divorced - if one or both party's has been divorced please feel free to contact Fr. David to discuss the possibility of a Blessing Following a Civil Marriage.

The first step in the process is to come along to the Parish Office in the Canon George Hall on a Thursday evening at 6:30 (please check on the calendar page to ensure the office is open on the Thursday you plan to come). Both parties must be present together to book a wedding. You will need to bring photo ID, proof of nationality (passport or birth certificate) and proof of address. A non returnable deposit of £100 is required before a date can be confirmed and you should have a confirmed date before you make arrangements for reception venues, Honeymoon bookings etc.