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Getting married at St Matthew’s

Congratulations if you're visiting the website because you've just got engaged!

We love weddings, and we're always delighted to welcome couples who choose to get married in the parish.

Seven steps to getting married at St Mary’s

STEP 1: For information on weddings, please contact the Parish Priest.

.STEP 2: Complete the booking form (see contacts page) and send it back to us. Before we can fix a date and time for your wedding, we have a legal duty to check that you can marry in the parish. It is usually straightforward and the form will make that process as quick and simple as possible. (You may need to send us some documents to back up your application - see FAQs)

STEP 3: We will confirm your booking and send you some information to help with planning your wedding.

STEP 4: We will be in touch to invite you to a Marriage Preparation Course, a four-week course designed to help engaged couples who want to give their marriage the best possible start. The sessions are practical, informative, and fun.

STEP 5: Contact us three months before your wedding so that we can put you in touch with the Priest who will arrange to meet you to discuss the service in detail.

STEP 6: If you do not live in the parish, contact your local church to arrange for your banns to be read (see FAQs).

STEP 7: Come to a rehearsal at the church – usually a day or two before your wedding day.