Marriage is a public and outward expression of commitment and love between a man and a woman.
By choosing to get married in church there is the assurance that God cares about your relationship, and that you have the support and encouragement of the Church family.
To make enquiries and arrangements you should contact the Rector
You are entitled to be married in the parish where one or other actually lives, provided that neither has been married before with a previous partner still living and provided that you are not closely related.
Non residents can marry by applying to be entered on the church electoral roll. In order to be entered on the electoral roll, one or other of the couple must attend church services regularly for a period of at least six months before a name can be entered on the roll.
In certain circumstances you can apply for a Special License. You will be expected to give a valid connection with the parish where you wish to
marry. Further information can be found on ….
The preliminary to getting married in the Church of England is by banns. You must have your banns read out in church for three Sundays during the three months before your wedding day. This is usually done over three consecutive Sundays. Banns are an announcement of your intention to marry and a chance for anyone to put forward a reason why the marriage may not lawfully take place.
Banns are read in the parish where each of you live as well as at the church in which you are to be married if that is in another parish.
Within the Anglican communion marriage is for life. The Church however accepts that some marriages fail and in certain circumstances a divorced person may marry in church during the lifetime of a former spouse, provided that both the local church council and the clergy agree.
In this benefice we do not offer marriage for a person who has a previous partner still living.