Weddings at Saint Anne's
In October 2008 the Church of England relaxed its regulations about who can be married in which church. It now means that you can continue to be married in the parish church of the parish in which one or both of you live, but if you wish to get married in another church then there are other qualifying criteria to give you more choice
You can marry in a CofE church if you can show:-
That one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
That one of your parents or grandparents:
If you are unsure about which parish you live in, visit A Church Near You web site. Enter your post code and then click on your road in the map and it will tell you which parish you live in.
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. Even if you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, we want to help you explore whether it may still be possible for you to marry in your special church.Contact Reverend Emma either via or phone to make an appointment to discuss the options open to you. It is never too early to make contact.
Blessing of Marriage
We can also offer a Blessing of a Civil Marriage service which may follow a Civil Marriage held in a Registry Office and is planned individually with you after discussion with the clergy.
St. Anne's welcomes couples who have made a conscious choice to seek our help about a church wedding. If one or both of you have been divorced, there are different considerations and the decision to go ahead with a wedding in church will depend on the guidelines set by the Church of England in these matters. However, many couples have been married in St. Anne's in recent years where one or both have been previously married and divorced.