During the coronavirus lockdown, our churches were sadly unable to host wedding ceremonies. From July 4, our churches have hosted wedding ceremonies with a maximum of 30 people, as long as social distancing and hygiene guidelines are adhered to. You can read the national Church of England's latest guidance on small weddings here:
National C of E advice on weddings (last updated July 23)
If you are planning a wedding this summer or autumn, you will wish to talk with the vicar of the church to work out what may be possible. Find details of your nearest church here.
In the meantime, the advice below may be helpful if you are planning a church wedding to take place after the pandemic is over.
Discover all you need to know about weddings and blessings via the link below:
Click the links below to find out more.
(*Please note the following links will take you to a page on the Church of England website yourchurchwedding.org)
- Can I marry in church?
- What are the legal requirements?
- What is the cost of a church wedding?
*It is always advisable to ask the church in which you wish to marry
- How do I find my parish church for reading Banns?
- I have not been christened/baptised, can I have a church wedding?
- Can a vicar/minister from a different church take our wedding?
- Do we need a marriage licence?
Links for ideas for Wedding music
Popular choices, sung here by the choir at St Mark’s, North End.
Looking for your local church?
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