If you want a religious wedding, getting married in St Mary’s is almost as simple as going to the register office.
What to do
Call Mrs Julie Lyons (02476 329863) who will explain the procedure for getting married at StMary’s.
What you will need.
One of the couple needs to be a member of the Church of England and should live in the parish where the couple want to be married. This can be discussed with the vicar (see above). The usual proof of your name, age, marital status, address, occupation and nationality is required.
Do you marry divorcees?
Have a talk with Fr Mark (see above).
Publication of banns.
The banns are read aloud in the church on three successive Sundays before the wedding and, if the couple live in different parishes, the banns must be read in both. You need to be resident in the parish for seven nights before the first Sunday of reading the banns right through to the last Sunday (a minimum of 22 nights) and the wedding must take place within three months of the banns being read.
The banns were originally a means of publicising the wedding to make sure no one had any objections, so if you are known by any name other than the one on your birth certificate you should give that one as well. There is a small fee for reading the banns.
There is a charge for weddings at St Mary’s. These vary with your requirements. Mention this to Fr Mark in your initial contact and he will put you in touch with the Treasurer who is better placed to deal with your financial enquiries
Marriage provisions of the Immigration Act 2014 is now in force.