Marriage

Many people choose to be married at St Mary's, and we are delighted to help them at such a joyful time in their lives.

A marriage service is a public declaration of love and commitment to your partner.

If you choose to get married in church, there is an added dimension - the assurance that God cares about your relationship and that his resources and strength are available to help you.

Including God in your marriage doesn't mean that you will avoid all the usual ups and downs, but you will know that you can look to God for help and guidance and that his love will sustain you. You will also have the support and encouragement of the Christian Church family.

Below are some resources which we hope will help you in the planning of your big day. Please also see this leaflet which explains further our charges and procedures.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about weddings at St Mary's can be found here.

There is a guide for getting married in chuch here.

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Remember : A wedding is one day - a marriage is a lifetime

You have probably already spent many hours planning your wedding. There are so many things to think about - the dress, the cake, whom to invite, the honeymoon. All of these are important, but the wedding is just one day, while marriage should last for the rest of your lives.

Alongside the wedding preparations it is also important to spend time as a couple talking through your expectations of marriage. We invite all couples are getting married in St Mary's to an afternoon event – a fun time we hope – to help us all prepare not just for the day but to think through a range of issues that affect all our lives.

If you would like more information about being married in St Mary's, please contact us.