Weddings with the Church of EnglandIf you are getting married, the Church wants to help and support you.

There are many wonderful venues for a wedding, but the  church  offers  more.  We  want  to  help  your wedding to be perfect, and to support you before, during and after the day.

Here are some questions people ask about getting married in church.

Who can get married at St Peters?

Wedding 2YOU CAN, if one of you:

  • Live or have ever lived in the parish
  • Were baptised or confirmed in St Peter’s
  • Have ever regularly gone to church at St Peter’s
  • Have parents who have lived in the parish in your lifetime
  • Have parents who have ever regularly gone to church at St Peter’s
  • Have parents or grandparents who were married in St Peter’s

Wedding 4If these don’t apply to you, please speak to us, as it may still be possible to be married in the church, or to arrange a blessing in church after a civil wedding.

Do you have to have been baptised to get married in church?
No

Is it expensive?
A full church wedding, with organist, choir and bells, costs around £920 (in 2017). A simple wedding without music costs as little as £561 (2017)Wedding 1

What if I am divorced?
It is still sometimes possible to get married in church, so please talk to the Vicar

What happens next?
If you are interested in getting married in church, or just want to know more call us on 01730 260 213 or e-mail the Parish Office

Wedding 3One of the clergy will meet with you to set a date, and then as the day approaches, they will help you to plan the service, hymns, readings, and to prepare for your new life together as husband and wife. There will be a rehearsal in church in the week before the day.

Whether your wedding is in church or not, the church thinks marriage is wonderful and important, and will help and support you before your wedding, and all through your life together.

There’s more information about church weddings at www.yourchurchwedding.org

Your vicar: Rev’d Will Hughes