North Cheltenham Team Ministry

LIFE EVENTSlife events

Every blade of grass and piece of concrete in this country is served by the Church of England.  Wherever you live you are within a Church of England parish, and the church is there to journey with you throughout your life.

You can enquire about weddings and christenings by popping into our Team Surgery on a Saturday morning between 10.30am and 11.00am (except Holy Saturday, that's the day after Good Friday) at St Nicolas Church, Swindon Lane, Cheltenham GL50 4PA after reading the information below.  No appointment is needed and there is plenty of parking space.

Weddings - if you are thinking of having your wedding in church you can check which parish you live in by typing your post code  here.  Even if you don't live within one of our parishes you might still be able to get married here through a qualifying connection. Pop along to our Team Surgery where we will be happy to advise you.

To help plan your wedding in church the Church of England has a website with all sorts of helpful advice and tips. Follow the link above to view it.

Baptism (christening) - During their christenings your children will be baptised with water.  It's the start of an amazing journey which will last throughout their lives.  if you want to find out more about christenings look here, then pop along to our Team Surgery to find out more.

Funerals - A funeral marks the end of a human life on earth.  A service in either church or crematorium provides an opportunity for family and friends to come together to pray, to remember, to express their grief and to commend the person who has died into God’s keeping.  The words of the service provide reassurance and comfort, and remind us that whoever we are, we are loved, welcomed, forgiven and cared for by God.

The clergy and church family will support you through the process of arranging the funeral, and we will support you with our friendship and prayers as appropriate afterwards.  You may like to visit this website to find help and advice too.