We Want to Get Married
If you live on the Ladygrove Estate, you may have noticed that we do not have a church building but don't worry - you don't have to get married in the Community Hall where we have our Sunday services! Normally we conduct marriage services in the delightful All Saints' Church in Didcot, although we can conduct the service in the church of any adjacent parish of your choice.
What Do We Need to Do?
Firstly you need to contact us so that the minister can drop round and say hello. He will also take down a few details and answer any questions that you have at this stage. [It also gives you the chance to check him out and make sure that you're happy for him to conduct the wedding for you!]
In January or February, we invite all the couples getting that year to a Marriage Preparation Day to start to look at the wedding service but also to consider some of the joys and trials of married life. After that we will meet you on several more occasions to help you plan your service and make the day the best we can.
We also produce a document which gives you some of the basic information about various aspects of your wedding day at All Saints' Church, including the current fees.Legal Requirements
We are required to check the nationality of all people we marry so early on in the proces we will ask to see your passport. If you don't have a passport, we can advise of what other documents we can use.
If you have been previously married, we will need to see your decree absolute. Further details about marriage after divorce can be found at the Church of England website.
Having Your Banns Read
If you live on the Estate but are looking to get married elsewhere you will need to have your banns published locally. That means that at the main service of the day, on three consecutive Sundays within three months of the date of your wedding, your names and your intention to marry will be read out. Once this has been done, you will be given a certificate which you need to give to the minister who is marrying you. Please contact us so that we can visit you to make the necessary arrangements.