Friday, 13 December 2013 14:18

Occasional Offices training

Early this year the Mission and Ministry team organised three training events focusing on the Occassional offices - Christenings, Weddings and Funerals. To download the slides from the events click links below

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Wedding slides

Saying yes to couples 

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Friday, 13 December 2013 13:13

Church Wedding Fairs


Do you love weddings? Do you experience weddings and associated events as gifts from God, facilitating mission and ministry? Would you like to see more people getting married in church?

Research indicates that over 50% of couples planning to get married would like to get married in church, but only approx. 30% actually do. Many talk themselves out of it because they assume they won’t be ‘allowed to’ or don’t ‘qualify’.



Wanted: A Wedding Fair team.

For a number of years the Church of England nationally has staffed a stand at national wedding fairs at Earl’s Court and the NEC. As a Diocese we now have a Diocese of Derby Wedding Stand that we can take to commercial wedding fairs around Derby.

As part of a team you would attend a number of these fairs with the Diocesan stand in order to promote church as a realistic venue for weddings of couples who want something ‘special’ or ‘proper’ … and dispel some of the myths!



 Hosting a Wedding Fair


A number of parish churches have expressed an interest in hosting a wedding fair. The Wirksworth Team did so a few years ago, and St. Peter’s Church, Derby city centre hosted their first fair in October and have a second planned for March 2014.

There is a growing pool of advice and support available but it needs to be stressed that it is extremely hard work!






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The Diocese of Derby

For SatNav directions, please use DE1 3DR. However, please note that the car park behind Derby Church House (Derby Cathedral Car Park) is contract only Monday-Friday and so unavailable to visitors. Paid parking is available at Chapel Street Multistorey Car Park (DE1 3GU), Park Safe (Bold Lane) DE1 3NT and the Assembly Rooms Car Park (DE1 3AF). Derby Cathedral Car Park is available as paid parking on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650


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