Church of England Diocese of Gloucester St. Barnabas, Tuffley

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

There are certain times in our lives that are very important. These can be happy times of celebration or sad times when we have to say goodbye to a loved one. Your church is able to help you plan these important times together.

Baptisms (also known as Christening)

Due to the current Covid 19 crisis, all Christenings have had to be postponed. We can take new enquiries but at present cannot guarantee any date. Follow the link below for more information

https://churchofenglandchristenings.org/for-parents/if-the-christening-has-to-be-postponed/

All ages can be christened or baptised. At St Barnabas' we are here to help you prepare and plan.

If you are a parent who would like your child to be baptised then we want to support you to prepare to start an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day for all your friends and family. Follow the link below to find answers to your questions and to explore all that a christening means, not just on the day but long afterwards.

https://churchofenglandchristenings.org/for-parents/

To book a christening contact Sarah on 07534 720160

Weddings

Due to the current Covid 19 crisis, all weddings have had to be postponed. We can take new enquiries but at present cannot guarantee any date.

Congratulations on your engagement. Marrying in church is personal, meaningful and spiritual just as you want it to be. Churches are special and unique places to get married in - the prayers, promises and the whole service of celebration become part of your marriage, on the day itself and beyond To find out more about church weddings visit

https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/weddings

St Barnabas is a grand yet welcoming church for a wedding. Fees are set by the Church of England and change yearly, but we can create an affordable and tailored made package for you. Ring us to discuss the options and we can plan the perfect wedding for you both.

Renewal of Wedding Vows

Have you ever though about renewing your wedding vows? This could be for an anniversary or special occasion or at any time.

To discuss your wedding or renewal of wedding vows, contact Sarah on 07534 720160

Funerals

Covid 19 update:

If someone you know and love has died, or dies within the next few days, of whatever cause, a small funeral, led by a Church of England minister can still be held in a churchyard, or by a graveside, or at a crematorium. We cannot currently hold funeral services in the church building. Keep checking back for updates.

A funeral is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. Everyone is entitled to a Church Service in their local Parish Church. This can be taken by their local parish priest regardless of whether they attended church or not. Similarly, anyone can ask for their local vicar to officiate at a funeral at a Crematorium or Woodland Burial site.

Ring 07742 700319 (24 hours) to book a funeral anywhere in the Gloucester City area whether it is for a church service or at a Crematorium. If you are looking to arrange a funeral in a Church of England church, we will aim to have a date and time agreed with you within 24 hours of your call and give details of who will be leading the service. For funerals in crematoria and woodland burial sites we would expect to accept the date and time you have arranged and confirm who will lead the ceremony with you within 24 hours of your call.