Getting married.

St. Michael's is a wonderful place to celebrate your big day! 

 If you would like your wedding in the church you will need to be either resident in the parish, be a regular attender          ( you must attend at least once a month for a period of eight months prior to the wedding), or have a 'qualifying connection' which might be, for example, that parents were baptised or married in the church or a grandparent had attended regularly in the past.  Further details are available if you are unsure.

We are happy to marry those who have found new love after a previous marriage.  However, there are separate protocols for this and as a couple the Vicar will wish to speak with you before any further planning or preparation can take place.

At the moment we are unable to offer same sex marriages under the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act, 2013.  Further information is available by copying and pasting the link below. The hurt caused to couples by this national position is much regretted.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/306000/140423_M_SSC_Act_factsheet__web_version_.pdf  

In 2022/23 a wedding costs approximately £800.00 at St. Michaels.

HOW YOU REGISTER YOUR MARRIAGE AND RECEIVE YOUR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE HAS CHANGED.  THE VICAR WILL ADVISE ON WHAT THE NEW SYSTEM REQUIRES.

Please contact the Vicar to discuss the current situation in regard of Covid 19 and the restrictions this places on the celebration of your marriage.  

Weddings

 Although it is not mandatory you are requested to continue to wear face coverings and an area of church is reserved for those wishing to socially distance.

Banns can be called in the 3 clear weeks before the wedding and a Common Licence should only be issued if this is not possible.