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. To avoid disappointment, please agree a wedding date with the clergy before booking your reception venue.
Most marriages in the Church of England are conducted after the reading of Banns. You can download a Banns Application Form here Banns Application
If you are not getting married at St Mary’s but need your Banns read here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org