Who can get married in our Churches?
You can get married in one of our churches if:
If you or your partner do not currently live in the parish you may still be able to get married there if you have what is known as a "qualifying connection", this means that you can marry at a particular church if either you or your partner:
has at any time regularly gone to normal Church of England services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
Or if one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
Or if one of your parents or grandparents:
What are Banns?
Banns are where notice of your wedding is given in church according to a legal custom. On these occasions, everyone in church will be praying for you.
Banns are called during the morning service on the first three Sundays of the month before your wedding. If you or your partner currently lives in a different parish to the one in which you are to be married, banns will also need to be called in that church too.
Do we have to get married on a Saturday?
No - you can get married any day of the week (including Sunday afternoons) at the same cost.
How long does a church wedding service last?
Usually a church wedding service will last somewhere in the region of half an hour.