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Getting hitched? 

Congratulations! A very warm welcome to you if you are thinking about being married at The Town Church!

We have created the guide below to answer the main questions you probably have about getting married in our church. We would love to make the day personal to you and get to know you to help make this day special. Please ready have a read through the information below and get in touch so we can discuss your wedding in more detail...

Wedding Guide

We will do our best to make your wedding day memorable for you, your family and your friends. This will be a very exciting time for both of you with many things to think about and plan. However, it is sensible to start with location and date so your first questions are likely to be :

Can we get married at The Town Church? 
Which dates and times are available?
Why get married at The Town Church?
Is there a Marriage Preparation Course?
What will it cost? 
Contact Us about your Wedding


Can we get married at The Town Church?

Our Pastors have a legal responsibility to be satisfied that you can lawfully marry in the parish before any arrangements can be fixed. To make this process as quick and simple as possible, it is best to contact the Church Office. There are four questions about you as a couple that will need to be clarified:

  1. Whether you are so closely related to each other that the law does not permit you to marry. You will need to certify that this is not the case.

  2. Whether either of you is not a UK National. Special issues arise in this situation and these need to be considered before further progress can be made.

  3. Whether either of you is qualified to be married at All Saints. Qualification comes by virtue either of being a resident in the parish; or of being on the church electoral roll; or of having close family links with the parish.

Once these issues have been clarified we will send you a booklet with further information and ask you to arrange an appointment with the Church Operations Manager and one of the leadership team. At this meeting all the arrangements for the wedding service can be discussed and any questions that you have can be raised.


Which dates and times are available?

Around 30 weddings a year take place at The Town Church, most of them on Saturdays in the Spring and Summer months, though they can be on any day and at any time of year. The earlier you make your arrangements, the more likely it is that a particular date will be available. It would be unwise to book the reception without first checking on availability of the church. Please contact the Church Office for an initial idea of available dates - this can then be firmed up at your meeting.


Why get married at The Town Church?

The Town Church is a beautiful church building, set in the picturesque centre of the town, making the perfect location for a wedding.. A team of dedicated leaders and administrators will help you to plan your big day.

However there are certain other important distinctions which make a church wedding different to a civil service in a registry office or other licensed venue. Here's three things which we believe about marriage which might see us take a different approach to a wedding:

  • We believe that marriage is a gift from God; a gift which celebrates joy and love, a gift which helps us care for one another - especially children, and a gift which helps to build and strengthen our communities, so we want to help you celebrate.
  • We believe that there is a certain solemnness and seriousness to marriage, the lifelong vows taken and promises made are hugely important, so we treat marriage with reverence and respect.
  • We believe that marriage works best when God is 'at the centre' - the Bible tells us that 'love comes from God', he gives us the love to be faithful and sacrificial in our marriages. To that end, we will pray for you, include a Bible reading and short talk in the service, and help you to consider God's love as you prepare for marriage.

Is there a Marriage Preparation Course?

Yes, if your wedding is taking place at The Town Church, we want to prepare you not just for the day itself, but for your marriage relationship, so attending our marriage preparation course is part of the deal. The course takes place over a Saturday in March, July and October each year. The Session is from 10.00am to 3.30pm.  A simple buffet lunch is provided.

Upcoming Courses:


What will it cost?

A lot less than the reception! The fee for a wedding is £650. 


Contact us about your Wedding

To get the discussion about your wedding at The Town Church going, please fill in the form below and we will get back to you to arrange a suitable time to discuss your happy day further.

Name
Title:
* First Name:
* Last Name:
Email
* Main Email Address:
Phone Numbers
Home:
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Mobile:
Application Information
Please let us know your link to the church and the dates(s) you are thinking of having the wedding:


For more general information about weddings in church, please visit the 'Your Church Wedding' website.

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Planning your Visit

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Welcome to our church. We have created this special page just for you, so you can get to know more about us and find all the information about planning a visit one Sunday. Just keep scrolling down the page to read more...

Let's start off with the basics!

Where and When

We meet at the Town Church, Burr Elm Court in Caldecote for our Sunday Service at 9.30am. There is a map below... For your first visit, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking spot and seat in time for the service to start. It would also be great to meet you. Further down this welcome page, we have a form you can fill in to make yourself known to us.  If you want, we will happily meet you before the service and welcome you personally. 

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits from 9am, and this is an excellent chance to met people, or just relax and enjoy a drink and snack. This is all free.

Please do not feel you have to meet us first or come early. You are more than welcome to arrive at 9.30 and go straight into the meeting if you prefer - no pressure. We just want you to feel comfortable attending the church and get involved as much or as little as you would like.

Plan your journey: Just click on the Directions icon in the map (if you are on a phone, then select "View Large Map" first) and your preferred method of transport to plan your journey in.

If you get the bus, the closes bus stop is at the bottom of Main Street near the petrol station the church is just a 2 minute walk up the road.

Accessibility: There is easy wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs. Please just let us know before you come, or ask one of the welcome team to help you get set up. We also have disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The service starts with a short welcome from one of our team members and then we have a time of sung worship, led by our band who lead us in both modern and classic songs. We typically have 2 or 3 songs and they last about 15 - 20 minutes in total. We then share news and notices about the life of the church. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based, and applies to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song.

Worship

What about my kids?
We have a fantastic programme for the kids at the Church for:

  • Creche (0 months to 3 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/carer at all times.
  • Mini Me's (4-7 years)
  • Jazzy Juniors (8-11 years)
  • Youth - 12+ Stay in service.

Children stay with their parents at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We think it is important for families to be together at church. At the end of the notices someone will announce that the children need to go to their groups. You will need to go with your children and register them, the first time they attend. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at the group, we pause the service to give you time to come back and enjoy the start of the sermon.

The kids groups usually consist of, a nice welcome, a story, some music and a craft or free play with plenty of popular toys. Once the service has concluded, you are free pick your children up.

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After the Service

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits for you to enjoy. It's a great chance to meet people or just relax on your own.

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Get in touch with us to plan your visit

If you would like to come and visit the church you are most welcome! You can either just pop along one Sunday or you can fill in the form below and we can answer any questions you have before you come. We are even happy to personally greet you and welcome you to our church if you would like. Just let us know how we can make you feel welcome and at home. 
 
Name:
Telephone:
Email Address:
Comments/Questions or anything you would like to say?
 

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.


Further Information


Our Leaders
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Adam Bayliss - Senior Pastor   Glenys Bayliss - Senior Pastor
Adam attended bible college in Cambridge and has experience running large scientific projects for  some well know pharmaceutical companies. Adam was saved when he was 24 years old, and has led parts of church life ever since around the UK. Adam is married to Glenys and they have 4 children. Adam like fishing, golf and strong black coffee.   Glenys runs the Town Church with Adam and is instrumental is running our events, and leading worship. Glenys is a qualified Teacher and Nurse but is now a full-time senior pastor for The Town Church. Glenys loves to go for long walks, when she can get a break from the kids! 

Small Groups
While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is in the small groups that you can really get to know someone within the church. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to learn, share and support each other through the ups and the downs. We have a wide variety of groups that meet throughout the week, so please have a look below and find a group that you can belong to.  Small groups are a smallish (6–12) group of people from church or those who are want to know more about Christianity who meet in church members' homes weekly to share food, pray, discuss the bible and develop great friendships.

We have a number of small groups located in and around the area. We can put you in touch with the small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.
 
Interest Groups
We have a wide range of activity groups throughout the month to choose from. The current list of groups available are: These groups are great for enjoying yourself whilst getting to know others form the church and others in the local community who come along. Everyone is invited!
 
Serving and Volunteering
For anyone who wishes to get involved further in the life of the church and help us make Sundays as good as we can, you can sign up to serve on a team and help us. 
 
Other Ministries
We also run the following ministries:
We hope that whoever you are, and whatever stage of life you are at, you can come and enjoy your time at out church. Getting more involved is completely up to you and there is no pressure to do or join in anything you don't want to.

Best Wishes
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Adam and Glenys Bayliss
Senior Pastors