Due to their rural setting and beautiful surroundings, the churches of the Exe Valley are a popular for life events including: weddings, baptisms (also known as Christenings) and funerals. Here is a little information for you if you're arranging one and hoping to hold it at one of our churches:
We are so pleased that you are considering getting married in one of our churches. Before you make any definite plans please contact the Rector to meet up with her to talk through your plans.
She will provide you with all the information you need to move your plans forward.
Do also look at www.yourchurchwedding.org
Update 2021: The following risk assessment has been carried out to apply to all Weddings carried out in the Exe Valley. This is correct as of April 2021.
Risk Assessment for Weddings in the Exe Valley (DOCX)
We welcome you to contact the Mission Community Office to discuss a baptism.
Please download a leaflet telling you about the duties of parents and godparents, here: Baptism leaflet (PDF)
Also have a look at www.soulfood.me to receive a daily text message explaining what a Christening and Baptism is all about.
We seek to stand alongside those who have been bereaved, those who have lived and died in our parishes, or have a connection to them. For details regarding funeral arrangements, it is best, in the first instance to contact a Funeral Director. They will then contact the Mission Community Office. For pastoral support, both before and after the funeral, please contact the Exe Valley Mission Community Office on 01884 250417.
Whilst we understand the desire to be buried and have ashes interred in our graveyards, in some of our churches, space is minimal. Please contact the wardens of the parish church concerned for further details, or the Mission Community Office.
For regulations regarding graveyards please read the following (PDF).
Many of our churches have a ringing team. The standard charge for bells to be rung is £20 per rope and a £20 donation to church funds.
Please contact the individual churches for further details.