Weddings

‘But from the beginning of creation, “God made them male and female.” “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.’ St Mark 10:6-9

We are delighted to welcome couples from our local community and from all over the country who wish to begin their married life in a ceremony at St Richard's Church. The day of your Wedding will be one of the most important days of your life. We will do all we can to ensure that it is a happy occasion and that all the arrangements for the ceremony run smoothly. We hope that the information (beloew) given here will answer many of your questions. 

The Vicar, Father Timothy Ezat, will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact him at the Vicarage or call at Church any Sunday morning.

 

LEGAL MATTERS

You can marry in St Richard's Church if you can show:- That one of you:

  1. has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
  2. was baptised in the parish or
  3. was prepared for confirmation in the parish or
  4. has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the Church of the Holy Cross for a period of at least 6 months or

That one of your parents, at any time after you were born:

  1. has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
  2. has regularly gone to normal church services in the Church of the Holy Cross for a period of at least 6 months or

That one of your parents or grandparents:

  1. was married in the parish

And did you know that if you move house, you’re immediately connected to the church here? . 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 check on this link to find out if you live or lived in the parish Are we your parish church? →

BANNS OF MARRIAGE

This public announcement of your intention to marry is made in the Church of England Parishes in which each of you live on three Sundays in succession, not more than three months before the Wedding Day. You will be notified of the dates on which your Banns will be read in one of our churches. If one of you is resident outside this Parish, you are responsible for contacting your Parish Church to arrange for Banns to be published there. You need to remember to obtain from there a Banns Certificate, which is necessary for the marriage ceremony to proceed.




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