Weddings and Baptisms (Christenings)
Holy Trinity Church is not only a beautiful building, in a wonderful village, but a holy place in which to exchange wedding vows or celebrate a baptism with family and friends. In doing so, you receive the blessing of God.
In order to marry at Holy Trinity Church, you must meet the qualifying connections listed on this page. There is also comprehensive information on getting married in church on the Church of England weddings website that can be found here.
This is your service and the Vicar at Holy Trinity Church is here to help you celebrate this sacrament in the best way possible – by working with you to plan the shape, form and content of the service; understanding the spiritual and symbolic significance of the words you say and the actions you perform, and of the commitment you are making.
There are two main ways of being eligible to be married at Holy Trinity Church. If you are a resident of the parish, you can be married here after the calling of banns (the announcement of your wedding on three consecutive Sundays within the three months before the wedding both here and in the parish church of your partner).
If you are not resident in the parish you can only be married here if you are on the Electoral Roll (the register of the regular worshippers at the Church) or have some other qualifying connection to Holy Trinity Church. Once on the electoral roll, you are married after banns are called here and in your parishes of residence. Information on qualifying connections is contained further on this page.
A selection of wedding flowers prepared by our talented team is below:
A church wedding is more than just a matter of choosing a venue. It is a public demonstration of your love and a request for God’s blessing of your partnership.
Weddings at Holy Trinity Church enjoy a historic building of considerable beauty and intimacy, all helping to create memorable and meaningful weddings.
Talk to the us well in advance of your planned wedding date to discuss the options open to you. Please contact Lizzie Ladbrooke at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01243 210242.
If you are planning your wedding in Holy Trinity Church, Bosham, please contact Lizzie Ladbrooke to discuss your flower requirements. You can contact Lizzie at email@example.com or on 01243 210242.
Qualifying connections to the parish include:
- you have, at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
- were baptised in the parish concerned or
- were prepared for confirmation in the parish or
- have at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months
- or that one of your parents, at any time after you were born has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
- or that one of your parents or grandparents was married in the parish.
Whether you are resident in the parish or not, we hope that Holy Trinity Church will become your spiritual home, a place you will return to for Sunday services, special occasions and at special times of the year.
Baptisms at Holy Trinity Church
We are always enthusiastic in welcoming new members into the church family through the very special Sacrament of Baptism. We conduct baptisms during our Sunday morning family Eucharist at 9:30.
Some preparation will be required and the Vicar will want to meet with the parents as a part of these.
For adults who want to be baptised as part of their preparation for confirmation, please speak with Lizzie Ladbrooke.
A Baptism application form is available to download below and please contact Lizzie Ladbrooke at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01243 210242.
More information on Baptisms can be found on the Church of England website here.