Congratulations on your engagement. We are thrilled that you are considering getting married before God and in one of our churches.
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and we want to make it as special as we can. Whilst the wedding in the film was not celebrated in one of churches, as a Church England marriage service – it is similar to what you might expect in our churches.
We will help you plan your wedding service and oversee the necessary legal precedents that are required under UK law for your wedding to go ahead. We will also help to prepare you both to take on this next important step in your relationship.
It is best for you to establish contact with your parish priest as soon as possible. This is because there are a number of very important legal decisions that need to be satisfied. Your parish priest can advise you on these.
To establish who your parish priest is, please visit www.achurchnearyou.com, and enter into that website your postcode. This will confirm the parish that you live in, and therefore who your parish priest is. Once you have established who your vicar is, contact them via the details to the right of this page.
Meet the vicar
One of the first things that you will do when you meet your parish priest, is fill in your banns form. A blank copy is attached below.