Marriages

What We Do

   
   
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and they will become one flesh.” Genesis Ch 2 v24.
    
    

God’s Intention for Marriage

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Marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship, as his blessing enables husband and wife to love and support each other in good times and in bad, and to share in the care and upbringing of children. For Christians, marriage is also an invitation to share life together in the spirit of Jesus Christ. It is based upon a solemn, public and life-long covenant between a man and a woman, declared and celebrated in the presence of God and before witnesses. (from the Marriage Service, Common Worship)
    

Requirements for getting married in one of our Parish Churches and arranging for a wedding

In order to be married in one of our churches, at least one partner should be resident in that parish or have strong connections with it.  (Our Rector does not marry divorcees ​but will allow another minister to conduct a marriage service in church once he has discussed this with the couple).  In addition please complete and return the relevant Wedding and Marriage Measure Forms which can be downloaded from this page for the church you wish to be married in.

Marriage Preparation

Prior to getting married our Rector will invite you to attend a short course at Swynnerton Rectory, usually late February/early March as part of your Marriage Preparation.
In an age when marriage is under so much pressure, we encourage couples to invest this short time to develop the foundations for a healthy marriage. Couples do not have to share personal details with others; any discussion is between you and your partner.

Do have a look at the Church of England Website for further information  www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals

To find out more, please email Nesta Williams weddings@stmaryswynnerton.org .
   

How you apply

Iin the first instance, please complete the online Wedding Request Form below.  A Marriage Measure form and a Marriage Banns form are downloadable for your information. You may also like to look at the fees tables to estimate the cost of your marriage in church.