Church of England Diocese of Manchester St. George, Stalybridge

Baptisms, Confirmations, Weddings and Funerals

We are privileged to be able to play a part in your special occasion. We are always glad to hear from anyone planning a baptism, wedding or funeral. For all enquiries, 'phone the Vicar on 07393 420763

Baptisms / Christenings are usually held on Sundays, most often at 12.30pm. A baptism is a wonderful celebration of new life. In Baptism we welcome people into the Christian faith. Promises are made by parents on behalf of their children. Adults commit themselves to be members of the church family.

There is no charge for a Baptism service, although donations are appreciated and a collection plate is available at the end of the service.​ Our primary concern is the person being baptised - it doesn't matter if the child's parents are married or baptised or not, a same-sex couple or a single parent household, or any other issue. There is no upper age limit for baptism - it's never too late! Useful information can be found here.

Confirmation is an important occasion when Christians confirm their faith for themselves. Contact us to find out more.

Weddings have straightforward and important legal issues attached, which we will be pleased to talk through with you. If you live in the parish, or fulfil various other qualifications, you're entitled to be married in church! Please contact the Vicar to discuss the arrangements as early as possible to ensure the date and time you'd like can be fixed. 

**IN 2019 PLANNED CHANGES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED TO THE MARRIAGE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE IN ENGLAND - THOUGH THERE IS AS YET NO DATE FOR IMPLEMENTATION - WE WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THE SIMPLE CHANGES TO ENSURE ALL IS WELL!**

Blessings for marriages celebrated elsewhere are also possible, and we welcome ALL people who wish to celebrate these.

Funerals can be held in church for anyone who lives in, or has a connection to the parish - the deceased may have attended church all their life or not at all - all are welcome and we are privileged to play a part at this most important time. Our clergy are also able to officiate at funerals at crematoria or cemeteries: please contact them directly, or via the Funeral Director. 

St George's Churchyard has a garden of remembrance in which ashed may be interred. Burials are only possible in existing family graves where there is space. Please be in touch if you would like to discuss this further or make enquiries.