Congratulations on wanting to get married, we are delighted that you are looking at St Michael’s.
Here are some answers to the 3 most frequently asked questions?
How do we get married at St Michael and All Angels’?
The first thing to do is to get in touch with us. We recommend that you contact us as soon as you have decided to marry so we can discuss your requirements and check that the all important date and time you want is available. Once this stage is completed we will ask you to fill in a form and pay a small deposit to secure your booking. Your wedding can take place on any day of the week including a Sunday.
Does it matter where we live?
Yes it does. If one or both of you live within the parish boundary you can get married by Banns. The reading of Banns is the official announcement of your intention to marry and is made on three Sundays before the big day. This is an ancient tradition and a legal requirement. It is always good to be in church when your Banns are read out.
If neither of you live in St Michael’s parish but have links with the parish or the church (for example you grew up in the area, were baptised at St Michael’s or your parents were married here) it is still possible for you to marry in St Michael’;s under new laws introduced in 2008. Do not be discouraged we can help!
Can I get married in St Michael’s if I have been married before?
In certain circumstances it is possible for a wedding to take place in church where one or both parties has been married before and we recognise that church involvement is often very important to couples. Do arrange to speak to the vicar to discuss your circumstances.
It is very likely that you will have many more questions to ask and will want to discuss decorations and meanings, the vicar will be very happy to talk things through with you, we all want to make this the most special day for you both!