Wedding Ideas: Church Weddings
If you’re marrying in a church, then you’ll need our top tips and planning advice for church weddings. Looking for the perfect church for your ceremony? Search church wedding venues here.
You do not have to be a regular churchgoer to get married in the Church of England. The Church means you can make your solemn promises to each other, not just in front of your family and friends, but also in the sight of God. Here we have put together a quick guide to a Church of England wedding.
The Church of England gives all British citizens the right to be married at their local parish church. There is no obligation to have attended church regularly, or for both parties to have been baptised. You should arrange to meet your parish minister as they will be pleased to advise you of their procedures. But here are some quick answers to some basic questions that come up when considering a church wedding.
Same-sex couples are to be allowed to hold civil partnership ceremonies in churches and other places of worship in England and Wales, but no religious group will be forced to host them. Currently, marriage between people of the same gender is not legal in the UK, but civil partnerships were introduced in 2005 to give couples the same legal protection as if they were married.
Those with an eagle eye may have noticed a major change to our site with the addition of 9168 churches last night. This is a major project that we have been quietly working on with the Church of England for several months and will, at last, make churches more accessible to couples who do not regularly attend.Read More
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