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GETTING MARRIED

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Congratulations!

Our three parish churches are all wonderful and ancient settings for a Church of England wedding service. If you are looking for a wedding venue, congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Can I get married here?

In order to get married in a Church of England church you are required to have what is known as a "qualifying connection": a legitimate reason in law to marry there.

These include connections such as if you or your partner have at any time lived in the parish for six months or more, or been baptised at the church, or your parents married there... for a full list of qualifiying connections see here. One of the qualifying connections is regular worship in that church for a period of six months or more. So even if you don't have a qualifying connection already, it is possible to gain one by coming to our Sunday services.

There are certain other legal requirements governing who may be able to be married in church. See here for more details.

How much does it cost?

The overall cost will depend on what you want included in your wedding: for example, if you wish to book an organist there is an additional fee. However the basic fee is around £650. The vicar can let you know the details of other possible costs.

What do I do next?

Contact the vicar, either by telephone or email, or come along to a service on a Sunday morning. It is never too early to get in touch if you are interested in a church wedding. The vicar will be able to answer questions about booking a service, legal preliminaries, costs, and what to include in the service itself.

 

Get in touch too if you are looking for a service of blessing following a wedding in a civic venue. We would be delighted to hear from you.

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