We are delighted that you or a member of you family is thinking of being married in church. We hope that we can do everything possible to help you prepare for a wonderful start to your married life.
Where and when can you be married?
- You can be married in the church of the parish in which either of a couple live or attend worship regularly. Since 2008 it is also possible to be married in a church where you used to live or worshipped or have other family connections. Please ask for full details.
- In many cases the Church allows us to offer a marriage Service to persons either one or both of whom have been divorced. If this is your situation, please ensure that you discuss this with your Vicar before making any arrangements.
- It is possible to be married in church on any day of the week but only between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm. You will need to discuss the date of marriage Service well in advance with your Vicar.
How much does a marriage Service in church cost?
- There are two parts to the fees payable. Firstly there are the legal fees, nationally agreed by Parliament, which are adjusted annually. Secondly there are local charges for organist, verger, bell ringers, heating and permission to video the Service all of which will vary from church to church. Your Vicar will give you details of costs when you meet.
What you need to do next
What does the Church of England say about Weddings?
- To make arrangements, please contact the Vicar of the church in which you wish to be married who will explain the process and preparation.
- In the Church of England the usual legal process for being married is by Banns (an announcement in church) which means you do not need to involve the local Registrar
Link to web page, Your Church Wedding