Weddings

A Marriage in church is an act of worship and God is asked to play his central role in the joining of the happy couple.At St Mary’s we assist in this in two ways, by arranging with a couple their wedding service and for those getting married in other parish churches we arrange the reading of their Banns of Marriage.

 

BANNS

The Banns of marriage have to be read within three months of the date of the wedding ceremony. They have to be read in the church where the couple marry and in the parishes they live. They are read on three consecutive Sundays, after which a banns of marriage certificate is issued. There is a fee of £28 for this. If you require your banns read at our church then please use our Wedding banns form.

WEDDINGS

At our wedding service we use the Church of England Wedding order of service. We can provide heating, flowers, music all you would expect for the big day. We hope to encourage the couple to have a few sessions of preparation too.

There are certain legal restrictions governing who can get married at our church, it tends to be people living in the parish or those having a long family association with the church, like parents marriage or their own baptism, please do ask for further clarification. The Church of England website yourchurchwedding is well worth a look too.

Please contact us if you would like any more details…

The current cost of a wedding in 2017 is…

Marriage service £424.00
Banns £  28.00
Wedding certificate £    4.00
Verger £  50.00
  £506.00
additional extras  
Organist £100.00
Heating £  60.00