We are pleased to welcome couples who wish to get married at St Peter’s Church, and to help make your wedding day a special and memorable occasion.
Getting married in church is most importantly about making marriage vows in the presence of God and asking for God's help in this major step of your lives. At St Peter’s we are delighted when a couple want to make their vows in this way, and we like to spend time to get to know you a little more before the service, and to be there for you after you are married. In other words, we hope that we are not just providing a service for you, but building a relationship with you that will go beyond your wedding day.
Couples wising to marry can nowadays get married in most churches as long as they have a qualifying connection with the church they hope to be married in.
You qualify to get married in St. Peter’s if:
- You live in St. Peter’s parish
- You are on the church Electoral Roll (because you are a regular worshipper at St. Peter’s)
- You were baptised at St. Peter’s
- You were confirmed as from St. Peter’s
- You have been resident in the parish for at least 6 months at any time in your life
- You have been a habitual worshipper at St. Peter’s for at least 6 months at any time in your life
- Your parent(s) have been resident in the parish for at least 6 months at any time during your lifetime
- Your parent(s) have been habitual worshippers at St. Peter’s for at least 6 months at any time during your lifetime
- Your parents or grandparents were married at St. Peter’s
Please note that you are legally required to provide adequate evidence of the connection you have with the parish. This is usually quite easy to do, though perhaps may be more difficult in the case where you are relying on residence or worship in the parish some years previously.
What if one of us has been married before?
If your previous marriage has been dissolved you can still be married in church, but each case is considered on its own merits. You need to have a chat with the Vicar who would be pleased to assist you.
For more information about being married in Church click on the following link, which will take you to the Church of England website where there is a lot of information to help you plan your big day.
Click on the link for more information to help you plan your day.