A wedding is a very special day in anyone’s life and we love to work with couples to make their day memorable, holy, joyful and personal. If you are considering marrying in our parish, please do contact the parish office at the earliest opportunity – and come along to worship with us on a Sunday morning where you can meet our clergy and congregations who will be thrilled to welcome you. We hope you feel very welcome here – it’s YOUR church!
We also encourage you to look at the Church of England’s wedding website here – it’s got lots of resources and help in planning your wedding. If you have any questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to contact the parish office or one of our clergy team.
God of Love, we thank you for the gift of marriage
and the joy it brings. Bless us as we prepare for our
married life together; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
If you’re thinking about getting married in one of our churches why not have a look at some of the rules and common questions about getting married in a church.
You can be married in our parish in either St Boniface or St Martin in the Wood church (your choice!) if:
one of you:
- lives in the parish or
- is baptised and on the church’s electoral roll or
- has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
- has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
- was baptised in our parish (either church) or
- was prepared for confirmation in our parish. or
- was confirmed in the parish or
one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
- Has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
- Has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
- one of your parents or grandparents: was married in the parish.
Banns and other preliminaries
Banns are read on three occasions during the main morning service in the three months prior to the wedding, and we let you know the dates of your Banns whether you are marrying here or elsewhere. We are always delighted to welcome wedding couples to hear their Banns, and to have the opportunity to pray for you.
In some cases, marriage after Banns is not possible and it may be necessary to obtain a marriage licence or a Superintendent Registrar’s Certificate, but we will advise you about that when you contact us to inquire
Preparing for your big day – and beyond
How much does it cost?
Marriage Service* – £463
Publication of Banns of Marriage* – £31
Marriage Certificate (at the time of marriage)* – £11
Certificate of Banns of Marriage (if required) – £14
Optional items at this church:
Organist – £105
Choir (St Boniface only) – £130
Flowers – 1 pedestal (chancel steps) £45 / 2 pedestals (altar and chancel steps) £90 / 3 pedestals (entrance hall, altar and chancel steps) £120
Heating (we would recommend heating between October – March; refunded if not required) – £80
*These items are the minimum legal fees payable. Additional certificates are available at the time of marriage or after the day for £11 each.