We are delighted that you are looking to use St Mary's for your special day.
INTERVIEWS WITH THE CLERGY:
Couples normally meet with the Priest on two occasions before the wedding rehearsal. The first interview is an administrative one to confirm the wedding date and time and cover practical and legal matters, including fees.
The second interview focuses on the words and meaning of the Marriage Service itself. The wedding rehearsal, a few days before the wedding enables couples to become used to the church building and to what will happen on the day.
ORDER OF SERVICE:
Couples are encouraged to have a printed Order of Service. The Clergy can provide a sample copy for guidance.
The calling of banns, a declaration of intention to marry, is a legal requirement in the Church of England. The banns must be read in St Mary's church on three consecutive Sundays before the wedding takes place. If either the bride or groom is from a different parish, then the banns must be called in that parish as well.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOS:
Please talk to Revd Jacqui about photographs by professional photographers. Videos of the weddings can be problematic due to music copyright, all fees for copyright are for the couples to arrange.
Details of the current fees are available from the Clergy or can be downloaded here, Revd Jacqui will explain them in detail at the first wedding interview.