If you are looking at this page because you are thinking about getting married, first please accept our congratulations on your engagement! Christian marriage is a joyful and demanding commitment. Be assured of our prayers for all those preparing for marriage.
We would be thrilled for you to get married at Saint Martin's. You can be married at St. Martin's if you live in the parish, if you are a regular worshipper with us (regular is defined as more or less weekly for six months) or if you have a 'qualifying connection'. A qualifying connection includes any of the following:
- You were Baptized in the parish
- You were Confirmed in the parish
- You have ever lived in the parish for at least six months
- Your parent or grandparent was married in the parish
- Your parent(s) have ever lived in the parish for at least six months during your lifetime
- Your parent has habitually attended public worship in the parish for at least six months during your lifetime
Do contact us if you are not sure about the parish boundaries, or about your entitlement regarding any of the other qualifying connections listed above.
We take the care of wedding couples very seriously. The Priest will meet with you several times before the day to help prepare you for marriage, and also to sort out the practicalities of the service, including the music, readings and flowers.
If either of you is divorced, and has a former spouse still living, please consult the Priest.
This Table of fees shows the current charges for a Church wedding, which are fixed nationally. Extra charges are payable for the services of an organist, choir or flowers if required.
Videorecording of the service requires special approval and incurs an additional fee.
For further information, please make enquiries via the Churchwardens, who will put you in touch with our Clergy (see the PEOPLE page)
Once again, please accept our congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you to St. Martin's.