Church of England Diocese of Worcester Eldersfield

Coronavirus and Your Church Wedding

The third national lockdown currently in force means that our wedding couples are currently unable to attend services to create the qualifying connection which will enable them to marry with us. And at the moment, we can only carry out weddings in exceptional circumstances with 6 people present. We hope and pray that this will change as soon as possible, as we realise it will be causing a lot of concern to our wedding couples, particularly those who have moved dates from 2020 or any couples booked to marry in early 2021.

If you are weighing up options, you should talk to either Rev Julie or Rev Anthea about the legal options available for marrying in Church. If you've already managed to establish a qualifying connection to your Church of choice, there is the option of a Common License, which enables us to marry you even if we don't have enough public services in a church building to enable us to read your banns. If you haven't yet been able to attend enough services to establish a qualifying connection, talk to your officiating minister to see what options might be open to you. We will always do our best to help you get to where you need to be, but we also have to ensure we stay within the law to make sure you do end up legally married!