Weddings

Withington Church dressed for a wedding
Withington dressed for a wedding

Although there are many places you can get married, a church wedding is still important for many couples. Church weddings don’t cost a fortune, and churches are beautiful, historic venues.

If you would like to discuss a wedding, please make contact with the Rector.  You can find more useful information on the ‘Your Church Wedding’ site http://www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/weddings.aspx 

Here are some answers to common questions:

CAN I GET MARRIED IN ONE OF YOUR CHURCHES?

The rules for marriages were changed recently, which has made it easier to get married in a church when you don’t live in the parish.  However, by law you need to have one of the qualifying connections listed below:

One of you:

has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months OR

was baptised in the parish concerned OR

was prepared for confirmation in the parish OR

has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months OR

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 in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months OR

One of your parents or grandparents:

was married in the parish.

For more information about Little Weddings at St Peter’s Church, Dormington, click here

WHAT ABOUT DIVORCEES?

Divorce is a fact of life. While the church wishes that a marriage is lifelong and happy, we do recognise that sometimes things go wrong.

In some circumstances it is possible for you to get married on one of our churches, and it would be best to get in contact to talk through the options. We’ll have a meeting to discuss the circumstances surrounding the divorce and to fill in the necessary paperwork. If you’d like to see the sort of areas covered, please feel free to download a booklet here. http://www.churchofengland.org/media/1162432/leafletforenquirers.pdf

WHAT IF WE HAVE CHILDREN?

A wonderful family occasion
A wonderful family occasion

It is possible to have a combined wedding and baptism service, if that’s something which appeals to you then do discuss it with the Rector.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

It depends on whether you want additional touches such as the church bells, an organist and so on but the average cost is somewhere between £450 and £550 (2015 rates).