Getting married

We are delighted that you are thinking of getting married in St Mary’s Church.

Until a new Rector is appointed please contact one of our Church Wardens

Anne Shegog – 01525 864868


Angela Barker – 01525 868685


Although it may seem an obvious thing to mention; a marriage in church is significantly different from a civil ceremony conducted by a registrar. A wedding in church takes place in the context of a service of prayer and thanksgiving. Marriage vows, which you will make before God and his people, are made with the clear intention that they are for life, so the priest conducting your service will need to meet with you before the wedding, for an informal chat about the service and to discuss what it means to you both.

The Legal Preliminaries-

Banns are usually called on the first three Sundays of the month preceding your wedding. If one or both of you live in another parish it will be necessary to call the banns there too; it is your responsibility to make arrangements with that parish and to obtain a certificate after they have been called.