Life Events at St Mary’s
Getting Married at St Mary’s, Benhall
At St. Mary’s we believe that marriage is at the heart of family and community life, and weddings are a particularly special occasion in the life of the church and local community. If you are considering marriage then our Assistant Priest, Bill Sokolis, will be happy to discuss your wedding with you.
If you’re not sure where to start, there are some fanastic resources available on the following website: https://www.yourchurchwedding.org. There is advice on choosing hymns, bible readings and prayers. It also offer tips to the best man, bridesmaids and ushers and gives you an idea of the costs involved in choosing to get married in the Church of England.
Getting Baptised at St Mary’s, Benhall
What is baptism?
Baptism is a response to God’s love – a desire and a commitment to respond to God’s call to follow the example of Jesus Christ. It is also a celebration, a time to come together with family and friends; remembering that you are loved by God, are part of a wider community and have a place with God’s people.
Contacting your Rector
If you, or a member of your family are considering being baptized, and would like more information, please contact our Assistant Priest, Bill Sokolis, at email@example.com
Getting Confirmed at St Mary’s, Benhall
What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptized. If you were baptized at a christening when you were a child, your parents and godparents made these promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may be ready to affirm these promises for yourself and commit your life to following Jesus Christ. A great resource of all the FAQ’s is here: www.churchofengland.org/life-events/confirmations/
Contacting your Rector
If you are considering being confirmed, and would like more information, please contact our Assistant Priest, Bill Sokolis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning a Funeral at St Mary’s, Benhall
When sad and difficult times come along we are here to help you, particularly when you lose a loved one. At St Mary’s, we are able to lead funeral services and to spend time with you in your grief. We will offer help and advice in planning the funeral service and will support you in every way we can, particularly by praying for you and your family at this time.
If you need help with planning a funeral please contact our Assistant Priest, Bill Sokolis, at email@example.com.
Your funeral director will also provide practical help.
Get In Touch
Reverend Bill Sokolis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Ann Boulter: 01728 831485
Carolyn Glennon: 01728 605761
Elaine Hawes: 07796 687252
St Mary's Church is part of the Alde River Benefice and can be found on:
Dead Mans Lane, Benhall, Suffolk IP17 1JL