Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals
As a Church we draw people together in moments of deepest joy, such as weddings and baptisms, and also in greatest need, such as funerals.
St. Ouen’s Parish Church, beautifully situated overlooking St. Ouen’s Bay, provides a stunning setting for a wedding. St. George’s Church is also very beautiful, and perfect for a more intimate venue, with a smaller, country chapel feel.
For residents of the Parish of St. Ouen, or those with a strong connection with the Parish, you can get married at either St. Ouen’s Parish Church or St. George’s Church. However as part of the Church of England there are legal criteria which will need to be met (for example Marriage Banns.*) You are encouraged to contact the Rector early to discuss the possibilities of getting married in St. Ouen, and to hopefully fix a date for an available Saturday in the busy wedding season!
As a Church we only conduct one wedding on any given day and we try to create an atmosphere of fun, warmth and excitement on your special day. As a result, we take seriously our commitment to get to know you as you begin your journey of marriage. All our wedding couples are asked to participate in the excellent Marriage by Design preparation course from Care for the Family.
We are delighted that you are considering having your Marriage Service at either St. Ouen’s Parish Church or St. George’s Church. There are just a few small administrative costs and wedding licence fees required, in addition to the Marriage Ceremony. These fees for Occasional Services, such as Weddings, are set by The Jersey Deanery every year:
For further details about weddings at St. Ouen’s Parish Church with St. George, please contact us via the church office, or the Rector. We look forward to meeting you!
* Marriage Banns are the announcement of a couple’s intention to marry, read out loud in church on at least three Sundays in the three months preceding a wedding. They offer an opportunity for anyone to make a legal objection to a marriage, and for the congregation to pray for the couple.
Residents of the Parish of St. Ouen, or those with a strong connection with the Parish, are welcome to approach us to request their Baptism Service or Christening at St. Ouens Parish Church.
Baptism is about saying you or your child/ren want to belong to Jesus, and be part of our church family, which is why they take place when our church community gathers together on a Sunday. Baptisms can be for both babies, children and adults of all ages. Christenings and Dedications are for babies and young children. Adults and youth are usually baptised in the sea, at a special beach service.
As a Church, our Baptism or Christening Services take place as part of either the 10am Contemporary Service at the Parish Church (on the first Sunday of the month) or the 11am Traditional Service at St. George’s Church (on the fourth Sunday of the month.) Occasionally, it may be possible for you or your child/ren to be baptised on other Sunday mornings during school holidays.
For further details, about baptisms, please contact us via the church office, or the Rector to check available dates.
As you may know, funeral times are arranged with churches on your behalf via your undertaker, and a meeting with the Rector will be organised. At this sad time, as well as helping with your requests for the funeral service, please know that we are always here to listen and pray with you too, if you wish. Please do not hesitate to contact us via the church office, or the Rector.
We are often asked about historical death registers and burial records at St. Ouen’s Parish Church, from those wanting to know about their family history. If you need information regarding historical church records and registers (including Baptisms and Weddings) please visit our page on Baptism, Marriage and Burial Registers.
Contact the Church Office
To make an initial enquiry about weddings, baptisms or funerals please contact the Rector, Revd Ian Pallent, via the church office. The church office is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am till 2pm.