Getting Married

Getting married in church is still the most wonderful way to celebrate the love of two people. It must be remembered that wedding services have been held in churches, long before civil weddings became the norm. Many hotels will offer deals to pursuade you to get married in their venues. None of them, however, can match the beauty of a traditional Christian wedding.

For information about getting married in one of our churches, contact:
Melanie Dawtry 01476 530904  melanie@colsterworth5.org.uk

 

People Who have been divorced.

Although the promises we make, in marriage, are for life, we realise that sometimes things go wrong. This is because we are human, and make mistakes. People sometimes assume that if they have been divorced, then they can not get married, a second time, in church. In the majority of cases, this is not true, and we can find some way of working through it. If you want to discuss it, then please give us a call.

Can Anyone get married in Church?

Mostly, they can. It does not matter if you are of a different faith, or no faith at all. We do ask you, however, to be respectful of the fact that the church is a place if Christian worship. If you get married in Church, you will have to have the elements of a Christian ceremony, and your guests, speakers, readers and even the photographer, will have comply with what we ask.

When you plan a wedding with us, then you enter into a covenant with us. If anything is done, which fails to respect the Christian context, then that covenant may be deemed to be broken. We have the legal right to stop the wedding.

As well as this, there are legal requirements to a wedding. Banns must be read in your parish of residence. If that, for various reasons, is not possible, then you may be required to obtain a common licence. Again, if there are any questions, then please call.

How much does it cost to get married?

There are fees set by parliament which are required if you wish to get married in a Church; these total £413 in 2015.

There are also some local fees, which include:

  • Local church fees
  • Bells (optional)
  • Organist (optional)