Congratulations on your engagement!
We are very happy to explore with you the possibility of being married in one of our churches. For this to be possible, you need to either:
- live in our parish (click here to find out)
- be on our church electoral roll
- 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 be married in church. Please contact our administrator who will arrange for you to meet with a member of the clergy team. Please read this booklet on the Church of England’s website before your meeting.
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, do get in touch and we’ll be glad to tell you more.
Please contact our Administrator Tina Roberts or telephone on 020 8940 0362 for a Marriage Enquiry Form.
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.