So you are thinking about getting married?

If you are engaged or seriously thinking about getting married then now is the best time to get in contact with the church.

– We would love to meet you and discuss this exciting time in your life

– We can begin to think about the practical side of getting married (when where and what the service might involve)

Wedding in St Georges

Who can be married in church?

Any adult who lives within the parish boundaries of that church or has a connection with the Parish (or is on the church electoral roll). Please contact us to discuss this further.

What if one or both of us have been married before?

Marriage is intended to be a lifelong commitment. However, we realise that sometimes promises are broken, relationships fracture and come to an end. In certain cases we will consider re-marrying those who’ve already been married.

We follow the Bishop’s guidelines on re-marriage there is a useful form and explanation of the policy available here.

How can we make the arrangements?

Please contact the parish office, we will take some basic information from you and then a member of the clergy will arrange a time to meet to discuss getting married. We will require a £100 deposit before we will confirm the booking.

Getting ready

We know that every engaged couple wants to give their marriage the best possible start and so we provide marriage preparation for all couples to help couples lay the foundations for a relationship that will last a lifetime.

The next Marriage Preparation Course will be running on 14th, 21st, 28th January, 4th and 11th February 2019 from 7.00pm until 9.30pm at
St Cecilia’s Church. 

Marriage preparation will involve looking at

  • the importance of commitment
  • how to recognise and appreciate your differences
  • the art of communication
  • resolving conflict
  • the importance of spending time together and nurturing your friendship
  • making each other feel loved
  • developing a good sexual relationship
  • the importance of talking about your goals, values and dreams

This is based on Christian principles however it is designed for all couples with or without a church background.

Sorting out the practical details

A month or two before the service you will meet with the person taking the service to discuss practical details of what the service will involve.

In the days before the wedding service you will have a rehearsal.