If you are looking at this section of our website then Congratulations!!!
At St Margarets church we delight in the institutional of marriage and would be overjoyed to be part of your journey. Please contact our Vicar in the first instance to see if your preferred date is available. There is nothing quite as special as a church wedding.
By choosing to get married in church you are:
    Involving the God who made you;
    Making very special promises to your spouse in front of your family, friends and God;
    Rejoicing in marriage as a wonderful gift from God;
    Recognising we need God’s help to keep our marriage promises.
At St Margarets Church we don’t just want to help you have a brilliant wedding but also prepare you for a life time together.
Because as people of faith we believe in Love.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV)
The necessary legal bits
Unfortunately we can only confirm a booking once we have all the paperwork. To evidence this, we will need a copy of 2 year’s consecutive council tax statements with names on or 2 letters/statements dated at least 6 months apart with name and address on them. For ID purposes we’ll also need a copy of both passports and if either of the couple to be married have been married before, a copy of the decree absolute. Copies of the documents at this stage will be fine but the vicar will need to see the originals at some point closer to the date. Once all the application paperwork is sorted we will then discuss the Banns, bells, flowers, choir, organist, costs etc.
The reading of Banns
If you are getting married in another parish but live in our parish it is a legal necessity that you have your Banns read at our church. These are usually 3 consecutive Sundays and must be in the 3 months before your wedding.
If you would like us to arrange to read your Banns of Marriage, please contact the church. There is a fee of £42. We will either post the resulting certificate to you if requested or you can collect from the church.
Get in touch
For any additional information please don’t hesitate to contact us via get in with the church via our contact page.