St Peter & St Paul is a beautiful and prayerful setting for your wedding service. You may well have visited this site with a view to finding out a little more about the possibility of arranging your wedding at the church.
We welcome the opportunity to again offer weddings at St Peter & St Paul parish church. If you have visited our website with a view to arranging a wedding, we would encourage you to please note the following, which follows the latest Church of England guidance:
Every wedding day is a special one, a day to remember always. Given the present restrictions, weddings will not for some time be as they were, but we want to ensure that your special day is every bit as meaningful and memorable as possible, while doing our best to keep everyone safe. Of course, you may wish to delay your service until a later date, when, hopefully, the situation will have further improved. We will be happy to discuss this with you.
To keep us all safe, it is necessary to limit the numbers attending your wedding, in accordance with Government guidelines. At St Peter & St Paul, we can welcome up to 30 people. This includes the couple, the witnesses, the officiant, and guests.
While there are certain legal elements which are required cannot be dispensed with, we are advised that the service should be ‘kept concise while still consistent with the nature of the occasion’. Again, we will be pleased to discuss all this with you.
Where applicable, Banns will be published at the principal Sunday morning service.
It is important to note that we will encourage safe social distancing and good hygiene throughout the service. Hand sanitizer gel will be available. And please note that masks or face-coverings must be worn for all church services and gatherings.
If you are planning to marry this year or next, please be aware that restrictions are subject to revision and change; it may not be possible to have your service on the day you intend. Please check this page for regularly updated content, reflecting the latest Government and Church of England guidance.
The clergy will be happy to discuss your service and answer any questions. Please contact Ken Havey on 01702 203668, or Stephanie Stroebel on 01702 200901.