Congratulations on your engagement. We are delighted that you are planning to get married, and wish you every blessing for your future life together.
If you would like to consider a wedding in one of our parishes, then the following information will guide you through what is involved.
The Church of England has a dedicated website that gives lots of useful information that will help you with your planning.
Getting married in church
Anyone who is resident in a parish, and has not been married before, has a right to be married in their parish church. If you are not currently a resident, then you can still be married in one of our parishes through a qualifying connection. There are laws governing where you can get married, and the information you will need can be found here: https://www.yourchurchwedding.org/article/finding-a-church/
A member of the clergy will meet with you to discuss your plans. We care very much that your wedding is a great occasion. However, we care even more about your marriage. A Marriage Preparation Day is run every year which provides an opportunity for you to focus on each other and your marriage.
Planning a wedding can take a long time, and be very time and energy consuming - as well as great fun. We will do all we can to help you with your preparations.
Although there is a standard fee for church weddings, there are additional fees for the bellringers and organist.