If you want simplicity and a bar close to hand, go to a hotel;  if you want spectacular photos, fly to a beach in the Caribbean;  if you want something silly, hire a hot-air balloon;  but if you want the real thing, get married in church.

We cannot offer ease, convenience, luxury, or even a comfortable seating;  it is sometimes cold, and parking is limited, but the vows you will exchange have a power and solemnity that no other venue can match.  A church wedding is a challenge, but no modern substitute ever comes near. 

If you are serious in your love for each other, consider seriously getting married before God in an ancient parish church.  You do not have be a church-goer, and you do not have to pretend to a faith you do not believe in;  so please do not exclude yourself.  The Church is welcoming.  And with our two clergy people married to each other, ours is a parish that is particularly keen on marriage.


Give us a ring (01282 842332), and ask about the possibilities and book a provisional date.

Have a look at the churches – either come to a service, or ask if you can have a look round.

On the internet, for the whys and wherefores, the hymns and music, the vows and fees, and just about everything else (in a trustworthy context), the best site (by a long way) is http://yourchurchwedding.org/

CANON B 30 of the Church of England
(As cited in the new Marriage Act – thus confirming the introduction above rather well)


The Church of England affirms, according to our Lord’s teaching, that marriage is in its nature a union permanent and lifelong, for better for worse, till death them do part, of one man with one woman, to the exclusion of all others on either side, for the procreation and nurture of children, for the hallowing and right direction of the natural instincts and affections, and for the mutual society, help and comfort which the one ought to have of the other, both in prosperity and adversity.

This parish continues to affirm and practise this traditional Christian understanding of marriage.