Who can marry in church?
You're welcome to marry in the Church of England whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are christened and regardless of whether you go to church or not. It's your church, and we welcome you!
A complication will only arise if one of you has been married before, or, if one of you is a foreign national, but there may still be a way forward. Talk to a vicar.
It is your vicar's duty to marry you, but also their privilege. When you choose to marry in a church, you are the hosts and the church is your guest. If you invite us to be part of your wedding, we would be delighted to accept and make the service a special part of your day.
We're here for you
When you get married, you make a public declaration of life-long commitment to love each other faithfully and take on a whole new legal status as husband and wife.
It's a considerable commitment to make. Around 85% of married couples agree: marriage is the most serious decision of your life!
The Church of England believes in marriage for the wellbeing of individuals and society.
If you've found 'the one', and you are committed to each other in every respect, there's so much more adventure ahead. We'd be thrilled to be part of that adventure too..
Special day, special place
We want to make your wedding personal and memorable for you. Churches are special places and there are some things about a church wedding that you just can't get anywhere else:
• A spiritual dimension to your marriage.
• Amazing vows (or promises).
• The outstanding beauty and history of church buildings.
• For some people, a church simply seems like the proper place to get married.
Thanks to a new law, you've now got more choice about which church to marry in. You can be involved in making lots of choices about your ceremony too.
To discuss your wedding arrangements please contact Rev Simon Garwood who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Discover everything you need to know about a wedding or blessing in the Church of England on this designated website www.yourchurchwedding.org
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