Getting married is one of the most important events in anyone’s life. Saying “yes, I love this person so much that I want to spend the rest of my life with him or her” is an enormous leap of commitment for anyone to make. We do it because we want to live our lives with someone we love. It is something to celebrate not only with your intended partner, but with family and friends. Perhaps, more importantly, we really want your marriage to be lifelong and blessed. That is why we make the promises in front of God, asking him to be in the marriage; supporting, sustaining and loving us.

The wedding day is not an end but a beginning.

We all want your wedding day to be happy and just right for you, with all your personal touches. We are here to help you as much as we can so that it will be the special day you always remember with joy. We will work with you to think about your priorities in married life and to plan the service.

A church wedding does not have to be expensive (the basic fee for a church wedding in 2020 is about £550 – other additions are optional) and you do not need to be an existing church goer to marry in a church. There are some legal words that we can’t change but there is lots of flexibility with readings, music, poetry, decoration so that the service is personal to you.

It is no longer true that the Church of England will never marry a divorced person. We recognise that sometimes things go wrong and people need fresh starts. If you have been divorced you will need to talk with Felicity so please do phone her.

We are here to support you and talk through all stages of the process so please contact us if you think you would like to be married in one of our churches.