We are glad that you are considering getting married at St. Thomas’s.
We have a beautiful church and modern Parish Room that can provide a stunning wedding venue. Do get in touch with Revd Rachel to talk about the date, the legalities, and the service itself.
You can get married at St. Thomas’s if one of you
· has at any time lived in the parish for at least 6 months or
· was baptised (christened) in the parish or
· was prepared for confirmation in the parish or
· has at any time regularly come to normal church services for a period of at least 6 months
Or if one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
· has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
· has regularly gone to normal church services here for a period of at least 6 months
Or if one of your parents or grandparents:
· was married in the parish
The good news is that you can marry in church regardless of your beliefs, whether or not you are christened and whether or not you have been a regular churchgoer.
It is not legally possible for same-sex couples to marry in the Church of England. If you are a same sex couple and wish to mark your relationship in some way then do please ring Revd Rachel to discuss the matter with her.
If one of you is divorced, there may be a way forward for you to be re-married in church, but the priest has certain considerations to take into account. Wherever possible, Revd Rachel would seek to be sympathetic to your wishes so do please talk to her in confidence.