To be married at one of our churches one of you must live in the parish or have an acceptable family connection to the church. You can find out what parish you live in by entering your postcode in the A Church Near You website: www.achurchnearyou.com
If you have been married before, we will need to ask about your previous relationship and have proof that your previous marriage has been dissolved.
We will need to check proof of your identity; normally this will be a valid British passport (if you do not have a valid passport, then we can advise on what evidence is acceptable).
The cost of a marriage at St Andrew’s church is set by law and the church councils and is reviewed annually. There are additional charges if you’d like us to provide an organist or bellringer – these are optional. For the current fees please contact us.
If either of you live in another parish you will need to arrange for your banns to be read in that parish; there is a small fee payable to that parish.
Couples are expected to attend our annual marriage preparation day which is normally held in January/February; and to meet with the officiating minister in advance of the service.
A rehearsal is normally held a few days before the wedding service.
Sometimes couples who have been married for some time may wish to renew their wedding vows, dedicate new wedding rings or celebrate a special anniversary. Please contact us if you’d like to find out more.
St Andrew’s church has disabled access, a loop hearing system, seating for around 150 but no toilet.
A wedding at St Nicholas church may be possible, but the seating capacity is limited to around 40
Please let us know as early as possible if you intend to record the service on video as additional fees apply.
To make a booking or to find out more please contact us.