READ FIRST: Life events - COVID-19

Funerals are permitted in church. Later in the week beginning 19th July, we will outline our current expectation about face coverings, singing and other issues. There isn't an exact mazimum figure for either of our churches: a rough rule of thumb would be that - while we continue to arrange our seating to keep somedistance between groups - Eynesbury can accommodate around 70, while St Neots can take up to 150.

A minister is - of course - available to take a funeral, and will be happy to talk to you both about what is likely to happen, and about the deceased themselves. An initial telephone conversation is likely to lead to an in-person meeting, outdoors, or in a church room, or at home: if you find it helpful to provide information by email, the minister will provide you with an address by which you can contact him/her. We would particularly recommend that you do not make firm choices about musical matters until you have been able to speak to a minister: some things are much simpler to arrange than others.

Weddings can also now take place. We are able to publish banns of marriage both for services in this parish and for services elsewhere. If for some reason banns are not appropriate (some rules were tightened with effect from 1st July 2021), we can advise on how to take matters forward.

Christenings/Baptisms can also take place a free-standing events. The minister can talk about what might be involved.

The situation around us keeps changing. We will always try to honour the intentions of wedding couples, baptism parents, and others seeking baptism/confirmation, and to be flexible in adapting to changing circumstances, but cannot guarantee that original arrangements will always be capable of fulfillment.

We hope that all can recognise that it is only by maintaining some physical separation and continued wearing of face-coverings in church that we will be able to play our part in stemming the repeated spread of COVID-19. We look forward to the day when fully normal service (and normal services) can be resumed.


Christening
Christenings at St Neots Parish Church and at Eynesbury

How do we get married
Information on how to get married in the church

Marriage after divorce
How to be married in church after a divorce

Cost of marriage
How much a wedding costs

Life and Death
About life and death