Diocese of Portsmouth

Weddings in the Church of England

Marriage is a gift of God in creation and a means of his grace; it is given that husband and wife may comfort and help each other, living faithfully together in need and in plenty, in sorrow and in joy; it is given that with delight and tenderness they may know each other in love. It is given as the foundation of family life in which children may be born and nurtured in accordance with God’s will, to his praise and glory.

Church Weddings

During the national lockdown, between November 5 and December 2, the government will not permit our churches to hold weddings. You can read the full details on the government website here.

In the meantime, the advice below may be helpful if you are planning a church wedding to take place after the current lockdown is over.

Church Weddings
Discover all you need to know about weddings and blessings via the link below:

Your Church Wedding



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)

Links for ideas for Wedding music

Popular choices, sung here by the choir at St Mark’s, North End.

Looking for your local church?

Click here to use your postcode to find out which church you live nearest to and how to make contact: