Congratulations! We’re so thankful for your joyful news! As a church, we love to welcome couples seeking to get married.
I want to get married at your church, what do I do first?
The first thing you need to do is arrange to meet with our clergy. They will need to check your legal eligibility to get married. Contact email@example.com to arrange this meeting or see the vicar after Sunday service. You will need to bring means of proving your identity such as photographic ID and proof of address. We also need to establish a ‘qualifying connection’ to the parish.
What is a qualifying connection?
Legally to be married in a parish church you need to be connected to it in some way. If you come to our church already, and have done so for some time, then this qualifies. It also qualifies if your parents attend the church, but you don’t, or that you live in the parish. In the absence of these we can discuss it with you.
Once I have established these things, what happens next?
We can then set a date! This then means we can arrange with you the dates required for your marriage banns to be publicly read out. You will also get to book a rehearsal which will take place 48 hours before the big day!
Nearer to your wedding date we will meet with you for an informal chat about marriage, looking through the vows, choosing Bible readings, have a chance to chat to one another and share advice going forward. Our organist Terry Crolley will also help you select your choice of music
If you have had a civil ceremony and want your your marriage to be blessed in church we will be delighted to arrange this.
Renew your vows or be blessed surrounded by family & friends
To arrange a Wedding or Blessing, please contact Dave, on Vicar@stmargaretschurchaltrincham.com
Arrangements can be made to ring at your wedding or at a funeral by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org