Special Occasions

St.Modwen’s Church is here to help you with important and life-changing family events.

If you are planning a marriage, baptism, confirmation (confirmation classes), or perhaps a funeral, in the first instance we recommend that you contact us to discuss your needs.


Baptism marks the beginning of your journey with God, which continues for the rest of our lives. It is the first step in response to God’s love.

For all involved, particularly the candidates but also parents, godparents and sponsors, it is a joyful moment when we rejoice in what God has done for us in Christ, making serious promises and declaring the faith. The wider community of the local church and friends welcome the new Christian, promising support and prayer for the future. Hearing and doing these things provides an opportunity to remember our own baptism and reflect on the progress made on that journey, which is now to be shared with this new member of the Church.

We also offer confirmation classes.



Getting married is one of the most serious decisions we make in life.

St.Modwen’s Church is a wonderful place for your marriage ceremony, offering a very traditional Christian setting in which to make your lifetime commitments as a couple. 

We can accommodate congregations of almost any size. The unusual balconied seating – an original feature of this church – means that your ceremony retains an intimate atmosphere even among a congregation of up to 300 people.

Come to us for advice about whether you can marry at our church, and thereafter the ceremony and its meaning, organising banns, any fees that might apply, readings, and much more. You are very welcome.

Learn more about the legal elements of your church wedding here


If someone you know and love has died, a funeral may be held in our church, though certain parish considerations and arrangements need to be made for this to happen.

Of course, we understand how difficult a time this can be, but we can help and support you through planning a funeral and finding ways through grief.

Learn more about Church of England funerals here.