Congratulations on your engagement. We are delighted that you are  thinking of getting married in church.

If you live in the Parish or attend St Mary’s  regularly, you are entitled to be married here. You can also marry at St Mary’s if you can show a real connection with the parish. Please see the Church of England Website for further  details.

People choose a church wedding for a whole range of reasons, perhaps  because of tradition or the attractive building. However the most important  reason for getting married in church is that you will be making your wedding  vows in the sight of God and asking God to be part of the whole of your married  life together.

Before a wedding can take place there are various legal formalities to  be completed and there must be time for marriage preparation. This will  normally involve the Rector meeting with you and then  some further preparation sessions to discuss the very important step that you  will be taking.

If you or your partner have been married before (in a church or Register Office) or if one of you is not a British citizen, there are additional legal issues which will need to be discussed and forms to be completed. 

To avoid  disappointment and expense, please don’t book your reception venue until the Rector has confirmed that all is in order legally and that the church is available for your chosen date and time.

Most marriages in the Church of England are conducted after the reading  of Banns. You can download a Banns Application Form here

You may find this Church of England Website useful for choosing hymns, readings and music to personalise your wedding. For details of church fees please click Wedding Fees

If you are not getting married at St Mary’s but need your Banns read here, please email sarahjcoggins@gmail.com