Weddings & Baptisms

Weddings @ St Stephen’s

Getting married is a very special thing and we would be delighted to host your wedding here at St Stephen’s. You need to either be living in our parish or have a qualifying connection to the church. Please contact the Church Office on 01206 869091 or email office@ststephens-colchester.org.uk for more information and we would be more than happy to discuss the options with you. 

The cost of the wedding service, including the banns, will be £550 (plus organist fee if needed).

If you would like more information about getting married in church please visit www.yourchurchwedding.org.

Banns @ St Stephen’s

If you are getting married and need to have your banns read in the Parish of New Town and the Hythe your banns will be read here at St Stephen’s. To apply, please contact the Church Office on 01206 869091 or email office@ststephens-colchester.org.uk . We can then arrange a time to meet our wardens, ask any questions you may have and organise getting your banns read at the church.  A fee of £44 is payable for the reading of the banns and the certificate.

Please bring your passports (or some form of official identification) with you to the meeting.

Baptisms @ St Stephen’s

If you attend St Stephen’s or you live in the Parish of New Town and the Hythe and are interested in getting your child baptised please contact the Church Office on 01206 869091 or email office@ststephens-colchester.org.uk and we will put you in touch with the right person.

We also offer a Service of Thanksgiving for those who would like God’s blessing on their child but without making the promises and commitments associated with baptism.