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

From May 17, our churches can welcome 30 guests to each wedding service. It's hoped that after June 21, if the government roadmap is followed, that all restrictions on attendance will be lifted.

In the meantime, the advice below may be helpful if you are planning a church wedding to take place, perhaps after restrictions are lifted.

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: