If you’re thinking of getting married in church, firstly may we congratulate you on your engagement!
Marriage is a very ancient idea. The Bible suggests it goes right back to Adam and Eve, who were ‘made for each other.’ Jesus loved a good wedding: he turned water into wine at a wedding reception, his first recorded miracle. Even today, marriage exists in practically every country and culture on earth.
So marriage has always been part of God’s good plan for us. And no wonder! A good marriage is healthy, freeing and life-giving, as you’ll discover as you read through this section.
Christians believe that marriage is a gift from God. A church wedding ceremony at St. James’ not only provides you with the setting of a beautiful church building but there is also something in a public commitment of this magnitude that has a deeper spiritual element to it and which can transform a relationship to a new and deeper level.
You will need to know about some legal requirements and procedures. These are important.
So, to start with, we invite you to come along on a Sunday morning to meet the church family and the Vicar.
You will be invited to attend a Marriage Preparation course. These take place regularly, usually on a Saturday in early March.
Please ask for our marriage information pack.
You might wish to submit your details so that we can start the process of arranging your wedding. If so, please complete the form below:
The Church of England has produced some useful resources for those planning a wedding ceremony
We hope to welcome you into our church family for your special day and we look forward to you taking the first step of this exciting journey and getting in touch with us now.