St Philip the Apostle Sydenham SE26
St Philip the Apostle Sydenham SE26

Baptisms, Banns, Weddings and Funerals



If you want to arrange for a child or children to be baptised (sometimes known at ‘Christening’) at St Philips, please contact the Vicar – Father Paul Tiernan at:-


Baptisms at St Philips take place during the main Sunday Eucharist that starts at 10.00 am.


Banns of Marriage


If you plan to get married in a Church that is not the local Parish Church where you actually live, you will need to have your Banns read in your local Parish Church. Banns are read at St Philips at the end of the main Sunday Eucharist on 3 consecutive Sundays. To make the arrangements please contact the Vicar – Father Paul Tiernan at:-   Please note that there is a fee payable at the time you arrange to have your Banns read.


Please ensure there is a minimum of 5 Sundays between arranging to have your Banns read and the date of your Wedding.


Weddings and Funerals


To arrange for a Wedding or Funeral - contact the Vicar – Father Paul Tiernan at:-



The Parish of St Philip the Apostle takes safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.  Further information and useful links can be found via the tab marked "Safeguarding" at the top of the page.










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