What Our Couples Love
- Induction hearing loop
- Assistance dogs welcome
- Wheelchair accessible
- Bell ringing
- Guidebooks available
About Great Parndon: St Mary, Harlow
If St. Mary's (Great Parndon) in Harlow is your local Church of England church, or you have a strong connection with it, we'd love for you to get in touch to discuss your Wedding. To find your local Church of England church, the official CofE website: A Church Near You (https://www.achurchnearyou.com/) will help.
People choose to marry in a church for all sorts of reasons. Find out more about how a church wedding could work for you.
Welcome! Discover all you need to know about Church of England weddings and blessings. Marrying in church is personal, meaningful, spiritual and beautiful, just as you want it to be.
Say 'I Do' to getting married in church!
There are some things about marrying in church that make your wedding ceremony extra special:
- Getting married in a church will add an extra spiritual dimension to your marriage. God’s blessing is the main attraction for many couples, whether they are church-goers or not.
- You can make amazing vows, or promises, in a church. These vows, made in public, will help you to grow together throughout your new life together.
- Thanks to their role in the wedding, your Vicar can help you create the perfect ceremony. They can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Because of the relationship with the Vicar, your wedding can be made unique to you - which can be very emotional and meaningful.
- Church venues offer the chance to marry somewhere truly beautiful. Old or new, intimate or grand, our 16,000 churches are some of the nation’s most picturesque wedding venues, with two-thirds being listed buildings.
- Church venues offer centuries of history. You can feel you’re becoming part of history itself by marrying in the same place as your relatives and many others throughout the centuries.
- For some people, a church simply seems like the proper place to get married. Churches are described as 'peaceful', 'serene', or having an atmosphere that makes marrying there a particularly special experience.
You do not need to have been christened to be able to marry in a church. A complication may arise if one of you has been married before, or if one of you is a foreign national. But there may still be a way forward. Do get in touch and we'll be able to help you.