How do I arrange a wedding?
If you're newly engaged... many congratulations!
If you hope to be married at St Peter’s, we want you to:
so, we aim to ensure that the church arrangements are as straightforward as possible.
It’s important to give yourselves enough time to plan carefully for your wedding.
You can find help for planning a personal and meaningful church wedding at the Church of England’s wedding website.
To be married at St. Peter’s, you must be able to satisfy the following requirements:
The possible connections are:
If so, our vicar will need to discuss with you the special issues that arise.
Banns of marriage
It is important to have your forthcoming wedding announced in church. This is called reading the Banns.
It is a legal requirement that this happens on three Sundays in a row, so must be at least four weeks before your wedding day.
If you are getting married in St Peter's, they must be read at all of the following that apply:
If 2 and/or 3 above apply, you need to contact each local vicar(s) concerned, and arrange for your banns to be read in each of the church(es). When this has been done, the vicar (of each church, if more than one) will give you a certificate to give to our vicar. You will nay a fee for this.
How much does it cost to marry in a parish church?
You may need to watch the cost of your wedding.
The legal fees are fixed by the Government. There is a list of costs on the
You can find out the cost of other services (for the organist, bells and so on) from the vicar.
Our vicar also helps you, as a couple, to work through the details of your service.
We would be delighted to welcome you to St. Peter’s for your special day!
To discuss getting married at St. Peter’s, please send an email message to the churchwarden.