St Bartholomew’s, Tong

Planning a Wedding

Restrictions on weddings due to the Coronavirus are currently in place.  We welcome your interest in being married in Tong Church and would encourage you to contact us for the latest information regarding what is permitted, and when.


Requests for weddings should be addressed, in the first instance, to Wendy Aykroyd,
telephone 01952 291532 (10am to 2pm) or e-mail admin@shifnalbenefice.org.uk


Congratulations!

You’re welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised and whether or not you go to church. And marrying in church has never been easier thanks to a change in the law which means you have more churches to choose from.

For such a special day, we offer a special place. All you need to help you plan a personal, meaningful, spiritual and beautiful church wedding can be found on our dedicated website: www.yourchurchwedding.org

Use these links to go to popular pages:


You can marry in a CofE church if you can show:-

That one of you:

  • has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
  • was baptised in the parish concerned or
  • was prepared for confirmation in the parish or
  • has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or

That one of your parents at any time after you were born or:

  • has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
  • has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or

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That one of your parents or grandparents

  • was married in the Parish

And did you know…

  • If you move house you’re immediately connected to the church there? That means you can marry in the church of your new parish.
  • In all cases involving church services – i.e. going to normal church services, baptisms, confirmation or marriage – this applies only to Church of England services.
  • Even if you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, we are always delighted if couples join us for services for six consecutive months at any time before the wedding. We expect one attendance per month. This has the great advantage of allowing a relationship to develop between the members of the congregation and the future husband and wife. Sometimes this becomes a permanent relationship

St Bartholomew’s Church
Tong,
Shropshire
TF11 8PW

General enquiries to:
tongchurch@gmail.com

Minister In Charge:
The Revd. Preb. Pippa Thorneycroft
Tel: 01902 375523 pippa.thorneycroft@icloud.com

Events information:
Tel: 07970 869011

Parish Administrator:
(Weddings. Baptisms etc.)
Wendy Aykroyd
admin@shifnalbenefice.org.uk

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Would You Like To Support Us?

The Tong Vision for 2020 and beyond has a target to raise £500,000 over the next 3 years in order to fund urgent and
essential restoration work, and to ensure that all visitors and congregations can continue to enjoy this unique building!

If you can offer your support either financially, in-kind or otherwise, please contact Revd Pippa Thorneycroft (pippa.thorneycroft@icloud.com) or visit our JustGiving page by clicking the image, below.

At present there are no toilet facilities at Tong Church.  For an organised tour and at weddings, baptisms and funerals as well as Sunday services, access to the Parish Hall (two minutes walk) is available.  For concerts and fêtes we usually provide portaloos.

If you find it difficult to walk up the slope to church to attend services please let us know by sending someone ahead or Tel: 07970 869011 and we will provide assistance. We regret that we are unable to offer this support during the week for visitors.