Wedding

photo-1508839370228-5ae14793c2f5Christ Church, along with its sister church St Michael’s, is an inspiring, beautiful and historic building with plenty of wow factor for your wedding day. 

It has never been easier to get married in church and we would love to help give the promises you make to each other the depth of meaning, personal attention and sacred setting you deserve – whether or not you are a churchgoer already.

In order to marry in any Church of England church a couple first has to show one of seven possible qualifying connections. The most common are that you live in the parish, or that you already attend the church. However, there are several other connections which may enable you to marry here. You can look through the list of connections and check which parish you live in here.

To get married in the Church of England, the couples names along with the date of the wedding are read out on three consecutive Sundays, this is known as ‘The Reading of the Banns‘. Banns must be read at the church you are getting married at and (if different) the parishes the couple live in.

Discover all you need to know about Church of England weddings and blessings at the Your Church Wedding website. A ceremony planner and step-by-step guide to the wedding service can be found here.

For more information about getting married at Christ Church please contact Rev. Keith Hitchman. Alternatively, any of the leaders would be delighted to chat to you after the Sunday morning service.

Basic Church of England Wedding Costs (last updated 2016)

The Basic Fee you will pay includes, all legal work (Banns, Certificates etc.) and use of the Church and Vicar.

Statutory fee:  £446.00

To Verger:  £34.00

Total Basic cost:  £480.00

Optional extras

Piano Accompanist:  £70.00

Heating:  £40.00

Flowers:  by arrangement

Fee for Banns to be read and a certificate for couples not marrying in Christ Church £40.00

Please note, these fees are subject to change each year.  Also different fees may apply in some circumstances – e.g. foreign nationals marrying by Common Licence

More information can be found on the Church of England website for weddings.

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