First of all Warmest Congratulations! We are so pleased you’re thinking of getting married at St Marys Church! J
If you would like to book a Wedding in St Marys please contact St Marys House Office (01237 474078)
Our Administrator will fill out a registration form with you (You need to live within the Parish or have a Qualifying Connection) and you will be asked to pay a £100 non-returnable deposit.
If you are divorced you will need to meet with one of the Clergy to talk matters through in a pastoral way, before the next part of the process
You will be invited to a Wedding preparation session either on an evening or on a Saturday morning
Here you will meet the Team of Vicars! At the Wedding prep we look at Marriage; Communication; Conflict; What the Church can offer you; your Wedding day- details re: hymns, readings, photography, etc. The Reverend taking your Wedding will then arrange a date to visit you at home and talk over the Wedding Service itself.
We ask you to come and hear your banns read the month before your Wedding on three Sundays (you will be notified by post) and if you live outside the Parish you will need your banns read in your local Church too.
Six weeks before your Wedding we will ask you to pay the final sum. The Wedding Rehearsal is usually the Thursday or Friday before your Wedding.
The Cost of your Wedding can be as inexpensive as £630 without bells (or heating), or £750 with the bells/£810 with the bells and heating. Our desire at St Marys is to contribute towards making your special day the happiest day of your life!
Prayer for the day
“[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.””