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Getting Married in St Stephen’s

 

We believe that marriage is at the heart of family and community life and weddings are particularly happy occasions which we love to celebrate. If you are thinking of getting married here, we are happy to discuss it with you.

The first step is to check that you qualify to be married in the parish of Shottermill.  If you live in the parish, it is straightforward.  You can check this by looking up your postcode on a church near you. Even though you may no longer live in the parish, there are other qualifying connections which enable you to be married here such as your parents or grandparents having lived in the parish. If you are not sure, please check with the church office or one of our clergy.

You will find helpful information on the Church of England website, which deals with many of the practical and legal details. Try   www.weddingguide.co.uk and www.yourchurchwedding.org.

As part of preparing you for marriage, you will meet with one of the clergy several times to plan the service as well as having the opportunity to talk through many aspects of married  life together as well as looking at the Christian ideals for marriage and family life. This is done in a very relaxed and informal way.
If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact our Church Office (01428 642609) in the first instance.

Once you have contacted us, we can discuss possible dates and send you information to help you plan your wedding day. You will also meet one of the clergy who will help you to shape a service which is personal to you, as well as one which fulfils the legal requirements.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Church Council has also taken the decision that we can  re-marry those who have been married before. Each case will be taken on it’s own merits.
If you would like to get married, and have been married before, the first thing to do is to contact the Vicar, on 01428 645878.