In the first instance you should contact the Weddings Administrator, who will help you complete the necessary application forms and agree the date and time with you.
We receive a many applications for weddings, and whilst we understand the difficulty of securing reception and church venues at the same time we are unable to hold ‘provisional’ dates. We therefore suggest that you make a formal application for the church first and strongly advise that you do not make any financial commitments regarding the reception prior to confirmation of the church service date and time, if the latter is important to you. This is particularly important if the marriage is to be by licence or where Bishops’ Guidelines apply.
There are two particularly busy periods in the Church’s year – Advent to Christmas and Lent to Easter. Whilst Christmas weddings are popular, a busy schedule of services in both churches can make it difficult to find available clergy, organists, choir, bell ringers etc. Typically, we can fit in two or three weddings during this period but you are advised to apply in good time. Traditionally weddings were not conducted in Lent. We have relaxed this but the seven days before Easter (Holy Week) are a special time of preparation and devotion as we reflect on Jesus crucifixion and resurrection. Therefore, we hope you will understand why we do not conduct weddings or wedding blessings during this period.