marriages

contact:   Parish Administrator: Alison Bates 07957 228467
 
 

 MARRIAGE

We are delighted you have chosen a church for your wedding day. We’ll always be here for you, not just to help you plan your wedding day, but all the years of your marriage.

see also: www.yourchurchwedding.org  for up to date church wedding information. 

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Can we still get married in church even if we do not attend at present? 

Yes. and we are pleased you are thinking about it. We’d still love to welcome you in church before the wedding, if you are able to come along. We’d like to get to know you better and this can make the wedding day all the more meaningful.

Can we choose any church? 

because people move around more than ever before, rules are more relaxed today. You may wish to be married in the church you were baptised or where your parents married, or where you went to Sunday School and that is possible. All our three churches are very old and beautiful. Two are Grade 1 listed, one with an unusual round tower and all have aesthetically pleasing churchyards. There is more on www.yourchurchwedding.org about how connections to churches enable you to marry there.

How do we go about booking our wedding?

You will need to phone Rev Rose Braisby (01245 361927). She will book the date and inform you about the preparations necessary.

How much does a church wedding cost?

The basic cost of a wedding is £432.50.  This includes £25.50 for banns, fees for
the minister, the statutory church fees, organist and P.C.C. extras for heating,
lighting, cleaning etc, as well as vergers fee.

If you would like to video the service or have bells rung at St Mary’s or St Martion’s then there is an additional cost for this.

What are Banns of Marriage?

For wedding couples, Banns of Marriage are read out at the morning services on  three Sundays before your marriage.  It is an ancient legal tradition that asks the people of the church if there is any legal reason why you may not be married. If one or both of you, live outside the parish then Banns must legally also be called in the parish (es) where you live and a certificate issued by that parish, prior to your being able to lawfully marry.

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 What preparation do we need to do for our wedding?

As well your coming to church services,you will invite you to the Rectory  for an informal get together, to think together about marriage, the commitment you will make and the ceremony. She will make arrangements to meet with you, two or three times before your wedding, to talk through your service and to get to you know you a little more.She will also arrange a rehearsal, usually early on the Thursday evening prior to your wedding day.

Here is a prayers that you might
like to pray together as you plan, and prepare,
for your wedding day.

Heavenly Father, we ask for your blessing on us as we prepare for our marriage.
 During the last weeks before the service, when there is so much to occupy our time, grant us a deepening conviction of our love for each other, and your call upon our lives. Grant us joy on our wedding day and your happiness in our future together;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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