Your Wedding at St Martin's
Here at St Martin's we'd be delighted to be a part of your special day! In order for us to help make your dream wedding a reality you should have a connection to St Martin's, so we ask that one or both members of your union can show that one of the below applies:
- has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months at any time
- was baptised in the parish
- was prepared for confirmation in the parish
- has regularly gone to church services at St Martin’s for at least 6 months at any time
- that one of your parents, at any time after you were born has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months at any time
- that one of your parents has regularly gone to church services at St Martin’s for at least 6 months at any time
- that one of your parents or grandparents was married in the parish
If you don't meet these requirements then you might still be able to get married here at St Martin's under a Special Licence: more details available here.
Please get in touch for more information, our vicar Julia can be reached at [email protected].
May those whose lives are today brought together
be given wisdom, patience and courage
to serve one another in Christ’s name.
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer
Banns of Marriage
Banns of Marriage
Whether you are thinking of getting married at St Martin’s or in another Church of England church and are living in the parish, you may need us to read your Banns of Marriage.
Banns are an announcement in church of your intention to marry and a chance for anyone to put forward a reason why the marriage may not lawfully take place. They need to be read in the parish where each of you lives as well as the church in which you are to be married, if that is somewhere else.
After your forthcoming marriage is announced, the congregation is invited to pray for you both. It can be quite special and moving to hear this, and a great way to start preparing for your big day.
Your banns should be read out in church for three Sundays during the three months before the wedding. This is usually done over three consecutive Sundays but does not have to be. After your Banns have been read, you will get a Banns Certificate, which is a legal requirement and you’ll need to give it to the Priest performing your wedding ceremony.