To love and to cherish

Our two beautiful and historic churches offer perfect settings for weddings, as well as
celebratory services of prayer and / or dedications after a Civil Marriage or Civil Partnership.

We will do all we can to make sure your special day is as joyous and memorable an occasion as possible.
That includes supporting you in the preparations, both logistically as well as emotionally and spiritually.

Keen to see what a wedding at our churches looks like? Visit our Pinterest board for photos, videos and more. Plus suggestions on local venues and suppliers.

Getting married

Our Marriage service invites you to make your solemn promises to each other not only in front of your family and friends, but in the sight of God and with God’s blessing.

You can get married at Christ Church or St Mary’s if at least one of the following applies to one or both of you:

  • live in the parish
  • have been regular worshippers at church for at least six months and are on the church’s Electoral Roll.
  • have some other connection to the parish: e.g. you were baptised here, or your parents or grandparents used to worship or were married here.

Calling your banns

If you are getting married at Christ Church or St Mary’s, or you live in this parish and are getting married in a different church, your banns will be read out. We do this at the 10am Sunday Service in Christ Church or the 11am service at St. Mary’s on three consecutive Sundays during the three months before your wedding day.

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Services of Thanksgiving

We are committed to sharing God’s abiding faithfulness, through prayer, worship, celebration and pastoral care through all of life’s journeys and relationships, including: services of Thanksgiving, Prayer and Dedication After a Civil Marriage or a Civil Partnership or a Same Sex Marriage and, where pastorally appropriate, in response to the needs of individuals within our community. Please contact a member of the Ministry team or Jan Andrews for more details.

To find out more about arranging a wedding or service and about our availability and fees,
please contact our dedicated wedding co-ordinator Jan Andrews.We very much look forward to celebrating your special day with you.