Funerals, Baptisms and Marriages

Please Contact:

Eastry Benefice Office  (01304 611323)
E-mail the office : Click here


Arrangements for funeral services and burial in the cemetery are normally dealt with by the Funeral Director appointed by the family.  The interment of Ashes, is also normally dealt with by the Funeral Director who will make the necessary arrangements on your behalf.


The baptism of a child is the start of its spiritual journey with Christ and, as such, is regarded with great importance by the church family at St. Mary’s.  We welcome enquiries from parents regarding the baptism of their child (or children) and also from adults who may wish to be baptised.

Please contact the Benefice Office (contact details on home page) for further information.  Baptisms are normally conducted during the Sunday 11am service so that the child can be welcomed into the church family, but special arrangements can be made for those families who may not be able to take advantage of this and who would prefer an alternative time.

There is no charge for Baptisms.


The church is a popular place for marriages, being at the heart of the community in Eastry.  It also welcomes couples from further afield and as long as one partner can demonstrate a connection with the village (perhaps a family connection or having previously lived in the village) then there is every possibility that your marriage can take place at St. Mary’s. 

If you would like to be married at St. Mary’s, please contact the Benefice Office in the first instance.  Contact details on the home page.

The fees for weddings at Eastry from January  2013 are as follows:

Reading of Banns, Marriage Service & Marriage Certificate
and also lighting and administration costs:                                 £406.00

Services of Verger (required):                                                      £40.00

Services of Bellringers (optional):                                                 £15.00 per rope

Services of Organist (resident organist used):                             £60.00

Services of Choir (optional):                                                         £60.00

Flowers can be arranged by our Flower Arrangers and your requirements will be discussed with you and prices given.