Eye, Newborough and Thorney parish churches

Weddings, Baptisms etc


WeddingIf you are thinking of getting married in either Eye, Newborough or Thorney parish church, the first thing to do is to get in touch with the Priest in Charge, Revd Colin Hurst. He will be able to tell you more about the legal requirements, the availability of dates and the standard fees (which are set nationally).

Until recently it was necessary to live in the parish where you wished to marry unless you applied for a special licence. A change in the regulations now means that couples just need to have to have a “significant connection” to the church concerned.www.yourchurchwedding.org

You can find out more about what counts as a "significant connection", as well as lots of other information about planning a church wedding, on this website: www.yourchurchwedding.org


Baptism (sometimes known as Christening) is a formal welcome into church membership and marks the start of a child or adult's Christian life. At Eye, Newborough and Thorney parish churches, Baptisms are usually held either on a Sunday morning as part of the regular worship service, or as a separate service early on a Sunday afternoon.

You will find out more about Baptism, including FAQs on Godparents, on the Church of England website: www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/baptism-confirmation.aspx

To enquire about arranging a Baptism in Eye, Newborough or Thorney, contact the Priest in Charge, Revd Colin Hurst.

End of life care and funerals

At all three churches we are able to offer prayer, support and practical advice to those facing the end of life or bereavement. Do please contact us.