If you want to get married at any of our five churches and you live within the parish boundaries of one of them, then it’s very easy and you qualify to get married in that church on the basis of where you live.
We know, however, that you might like to get married in one of our churches even though you don’t live in any of our parishes.
If either of you can show just one of the following seven connections, then you are also eligible to get married here.
If one of you:
- was baptised at the church in which you wish to marry
- was prepared for confirmation at the church in which you wish to marry
- has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least six months
- has at any time regularly gone to normal church services here for a period of at least six months
If one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
- has lived in the parish for a period of at least six months
- has regularly gone to normal church services for a period of at least six months
If one of your parents or grandparents:
- was married at the church in which you wish to marry
Getting married is a legal ceremony and, inevitably, there are a number of legalities that need to be sorted out if you wish to get married in church. We’ve created a page on this website to help you find out more but please do speak to the Vicar if you are unsure about any issue.
What does it cost?
There is a basic fee of around £500 for marrying in church which is set by the Church of England annually.
In addition to this there are some additional fees that are set locally and these will be discussed with you when booking your wedding.
The Church of England have provided a national website at yourchurchwedding.org with even more useful advice, answers to questions and stories of other couples. Definitely worth bookmarking if you are planning on getting married.