Baptisms, weddings, funerals

BAPTISMS

Baptism (sometimes called a Christening) marks the beginning of a person’s life as a member of the church – God’s people.

Baptism services for babies and young children are normally held at 3.00pm on the third Sunday of the month at the Minster, with a maximum of three families involved. We also hold baptism services at the associated churches, and arrange these dates individually.

Baptisms take place after a preparation meeting and a home visit by a member of the clergy and a Baptism Team member. Those enquiring about baptism should initially contact the Parish Centre. You will be put in contact with a member of the clergy who will discuss the options with you.

Please contact us if you are interested in having a baptism in the Minster or in one of our associated churches. If you live outside our parish there may be some formalities which we’ll explain – they are not complicated.

Do you live in the Minster Parish?
Go to www.achurchnearyou.com and enter your post code.

View our register of baptisms at the Minster here.

WEDDINGS

We welcome enquiries about arranging your wedding at the Minster or one of the associated churches.  Deciding to be married in church means you begin your married life in an act of Christian worship, surrounded by your family and friends and with God’s blessing on your relationship.

Whilst open access for all to be married at the Minster is not possible, we will advise you of your eligibility for a wedding here and outline the options which are available to you. As a general guide it is normally a requirement that you or your parents should either live within the parish of Beverley Minster; be a regular worshipper or have some other strong and recent link with the parish (such as being baptised here or having lived here in the past).

Please call the Parish Centre (during office hours: 01482 868540) if you wish to make an enquiry.

Do you live in the Minster Parish?
Go to www.achurchnearyou.com and enter your post code.

Want to know more about marriage in the Church of England?
www.yourchurchwedding.org/

View our register of marriages at the Minster here.

Funerals at Beverley Minster

FUNERALS

The Minster clergy are involved each week with bereaved families, and conduct funeral services in the Minster, the associated churches and in cemeteries and crematoria.

Arrangements for funerals are made in the first place with the funeral directors and then the clergy responsible for the funeral will visit the bereaved family.

Three times a year we offer a service for the bereaved, where those who have died recently are remembered, prayers offered and candles are lit. Our bereavement team is involved in visiting and inviting people to these services.

View our register of funerals at the Minster here.