Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
We would love to help you on the big day and be able to conduct your service at St Chads Church. Our vicar will do all he can to help you be married at St Chads Church. Below you can find a summary covering the basics of getting married at St Chads Church or for more detailed information look at our Wedding Guide.
For more information about which churches you can marry in click below
If you are interested in getting married at St Chads Church please contact our vicar Rev’d Jonathan Nicholas
Our vicar will have an initial meeting with you to check you can be married at St Chads and to agree the time and date of the service and to take some details from you. A deposit of £50 will secure the day and time that you want.
You will be invited to a marriage preparation day held jointly with St Peters and Holy Trinity Churches.
Our vicar will meet with you to plan the service and agree an order of service and then meet with you to rehearse the service in the run up to the wedding day.
As you think about your wedding day, you may also find it helpful to visit YourChurchWedding.org which will tell you about getting married in the Church of England. and to look view our Wedding Guide or download Your Church Wedding Guide for St Chads Church
There are set fees and optional extras for getting married in church. The exact cost will depend on some of the choices you make, but a typical service costs £670.
The final payment needs to be made at least 4 weeks before the date of the wedding.
Reading of Banns
If one or both of you lives outside the parish of St Chads you will need to have your banns read at the parish churches you live in as well as at St Chads. Our vicar will help you with this, but you can check by clicking the button below
Sources of Advice
If you have questions about a Church of England wedding such as
Can I get married if I am divorced?
Who can conduct the service?
What about mixed faith weddings?
Information for same sex couples
Or speak to our vicar