Faith, life and learning - Major life events - baptisms, weddings and funerals


The Cathedral is also a parish church, and it is available to members of the community to help with the celebration of major life events, including weddings and marriage blessings, baptisms or christenings, funerals and memorial services. For weddings and baptisms there are some legal requirements that have to be met, and we are happy to discuss these with you. Baptisms or christenings normally take place during the 10am Sung Eucharist on a Sunday morning.


We will work with you to make your service a special and memorable event. We have professional musicians, bell-ringers, flower arrangers and caterers in our team who will do their best to meet your requests.

For more details please contact Elspeth Robertson on 0191 232 1939 or in the first instance. We will then arrange for one of our Clergy Canons to meet you.

The website will give you more information about getting married in the Church of England.