Himself taught that marriage is the union of one man and one
woman for life to the exclusion of all others (Matthew 19:4-6)
Christian Church encourages couples on that wonderful journey.
Here at St. Mary's we want you both to enjoy all that your
future holds together under God and we believe this church is a
truly beautiful setting to help enhance your wedding day. Whether or not you are baptised
or go to church regularly we welcome you and want to help you
make the most of this special day, and of the days ahead of you
are a number of different connections you may have with St.
Mary’s Church which will qualify you to be married here, in
addition to you or your partner living in the parish or
worshipping regularly here, and we will be delighted to offer
help, guidance and advice.
couples who wish to get married in St. Mary’s will benefit from
at least one meeting with the priest who will be carrying out
their wedding. This provides an opportunity for the priest to
get to know them before the wedding day, and will be designed to help
couples with preparation for their service, as well as offering practical guidance for
their relationship. Aspects of this meeting or meetings, will provide
information about the wedding itself, considering both what it
means to be married in a Christian service in addition to
addressing practical aspects such as legal requirements, choices
for readings, hymns, music, flowers, bells and so on.
wedding is a very exciting time and there is much to prepare
we have created two documents which we pray will be helpful to
you as you look forward to getting married at St. Mary's
for our 'Preparing for Marriage' 2018 Booklet
our 'Information for Couples' 2018 Leaflet
For additional information
about getting married in St. Mary's Church,
please contact the Church Office on 01264 366 373.
Getting married in another parish?
As part of the legal preparation for your marriage, if you live in our Parish, you will need to have your Banns read
in St. Mary's Church. This is a public announcement of your forthcoming wedding.
Your Banns will be read during our service
starting at 10.30am, usually on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sunday, 2 months before your wedding month.
To apply for the reading of your Banns,
this form (PDF)
Complete and return it to the church office (either by email or through the post) as soon as possible.
There is an additional fee for the reading of your Banns. Details of the fee for this year and how to pay are on the 2nd page of the form.
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