Weddings

Congratulations on your engagement!

We are very happy to explore with you the possibility of getting married in one of our churches. For this to be possible, you need to either:

  • live in our parish
  • be on our electoral roll
  • or to have what is called a qualifying connection (see below).

Even if you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, we would still like to help you explore what possibilities there might be.

We welcome enquiries from those who have been divorced and wish to get married in church.

If you are marrying elsewhere but live in our parish, we would be glad to publish your banns of marriage and to support you as you prepare for the wedding, and afterwards too.

If you would like to explore any of these possibilities, please get in touch and we’ll be glad to tell you more.

Please contact our Administrator Tina Roberts or telephone on 020 8940 0362

Qualifying connection

A person has a Qualifying Connection with a parish if:

that person:

  • was baptised in the parish. (This does not apply where the baptism formed part of a combined service of baptism or confirmation); or
  • had his or her confirmation entered in a church register book of a church or chapel in the parish; or
  • has at any time had his or her usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months; or
  • has at any time habitually attended public worship in the parish for at least 6 months;

or a Parent of that person has at any time during that person’s lifetime:

  • had his or her usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months; or
  • habitually attended public worship in the parish for at least 6 months;

or a Parent or Grandparent of that person was married in the parish.

In all cases involving church services – i.e. going to normal church services, baptism, confirmation or marriage – this applies only to Church of England services.

 

Please note that we do not normally conduct weddings in Lent, i.e. from Ash Wednesday until the day before Easter Day.