Getting Married

Today more than a quarter of all marriages in England between a man and a woman take place in the traditional setting of a Church of England church. You're welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised and whether or not you go to church.






If you're thinking about a church wedding, we'd love to help you plan it! Just ring the office, on 0191 251 4216 (mornings are best), and we'll arrange for you to meet one of the staff, who will do everything possible to make your special day go the way you want it. You might even think about holding your reception in church.

You'll probably have lots of questions, and whilst we'll be happy to talk about these when we meet you, you might find the answers you are looking for on the Church of England's website   You'll also find details there of the marriage service itself, and some suggestions for music and readings for your special day.

If one or both of you are divorced, there may still be a way for you to marry in church. We would be happy for you to come and have a conversation with us, but you should do this as soon as possible when planning your wedding.    

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