Christening and Baptisms
To book an infant baptism, known as Christening, send an email to the vicar at Ian.Jennings@leeds.anglican.org or phone on 01274 421077. We tend to have Christenings at 1pm after the morning service on Sunday. The Christenings are a 25 minutes service plus another 20 to 25 minutes of people catching up and taking photos.
When you contact the vicar he will send you a form by email to collect details. He will also and ask that you attend one of the Early Church services and a 70 minute evening session to get to meet you and give you more information about the service, Jesus, and the church.
There is no charge for a baptism.
Booking a wedding
To book a wedding, phone the vicar or send him an email at Ian.Jennings@leeds.anglican.org. You will be invited to meet with the vicar. When you meet he will want to get to know you both a little and will have two forms he needs to complete with your information. One is the booking form for the wedding, and the other form is so that wedding banns can be read two to three months ahead of time as is a legal requirement for nearly every wedding. If one or both of you is/are divorced, you can still be married.
On the first meeting the vicar will need to see proof of address and proof of nationality. Proof of nationality is a passport (If you don’t have a passport, consider getting one because it can require more than one document to prove nationality – a birth certificate may not be enough). Proof of address is a driver’s license or utility bill. The vicar will also ask for a deposit of £50 and will request the rest of the fees in the time between the banns being read and a fornight before the wedding.
The statutory fees for getting married at Holy Trinity in 2019 are the same as in any parish in England: £496 (covering the reading of banns: £30, marriage service: £455 and marriage certificate: £11). We also ask for £40 for the cost of the verger. You can also ask the church to provide you with supplementary options: organist £60, pew ends and bell ringing.
The vicar will be in touch as the wedding approaches to find out decisions you have made regarding the service (music, readings, etc..). Also there will be a wedding rehearsal with as many of the bridal party as possible on the Thursday evening before the wedding or other convenient time.
Finally, each year we run a wedding evening to which you are invited.