Life events

The church has long played a key role in many of life’s major events and the Diocese of Norwich continues to serve and support people during these times.

Church weddings are popular and getting married is an exciting and precious time for any couple. We want to welcome that lifelong commitment and we actively promote church weddings on behalf of our churches in Norfolk and Waveney.

Those who want to marry in their local parish church can contact the church directly and the Diocese also has a presence at wedding fairs to promote church weddings. To helping marriage relationships get off to the best start, we support couples preparing for marriage through a pre-marriage workshop that we run with one of our partner organisations.

The parish church also plays a vital role at the end of life and the Diocese provides a dedicated funeral telephone line that churches and funeral directors can call to arrange for a vicar to conduct a funeral.