Life Events

The Bybrook Benefice website contains a valuable source of detailed information about what is involved in one of the Life Events services below and making the necessary arrangements.  It also provides a list of useful links to further information and support that may be helpful.

St Andrews with flowers
wedding flowers in Church

Weddings, Blessings & Renewal of Vows

It is a pleasure to welcome couples who have chosen to make their marital vows in a wedding service at St Andrew’s. 

We enjoy meeting couples when they join us for Sunday services in the months leading up to their wedding and hearing about their lives and plans – and catching up when they can join us after they are married. And we encourage couples to do this as it helps develop a personal relationship with St Andrew’s.

To marry in the church, couples need to meet the necessary legal requirements and residence or connection rules.

Detailed information and guidance about weddings, blessings and renewals of vows can be found on the Bybrook Benefice website and Claire in the Benefice Office will be happy to answer your questions or deal with booking enquiries (

Wedding Blessing


Baptisms in St Andrew’s take place during Family Services held on the 3rd Sunday of each month and are very happy occasions.  The local congregation is pleased to add to the welcome of the newly baptised into the church and supports the family and godparents during this special service. 

Further details about baptisms can be found on the Benefice website, and bookings can be made through Claire at the Benefice Office (

The Font
crab apple in churchyard

Funerals and memorial services

Funerals and memorial services are important occasions in our separate journeys. 

In conjunction with the Benefice clergy team, we seek to support those grieving and arranging these services in St Andrew’s. 

If you would like further information, please contact Claire in the Benefice Office (