Weddings rings



If you are considering one of the beautiful churches in the Saxon Shore Benefice for your wedding, blessing of a Civil Marriage, or Renewal of Vows... or of course a Christening, please direct any enquiries to Sharon Preston, the Benefice Wedding Co-ordinator....


Contact details:
Email: prestsharon.sp@gmail.com

The Church of England has a special website providing lots of information all about weddings! Please click on the logo to discover more about hymns, readings, types of wedding ceremony, flowers, bells, the costs involved and so much more…

The legal bits...

Planning your wedding will be exciting for you both and there will be much to think about but please take time to check that you can legally be married in church!

The above link to the Church of England website has all the information you need but it is worth listing here the requirements...

You can marry in a Church of England church if you can show...

   That one of you:
          has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months; or
          was baptised in the parish concerned; or
          was prepared for confirmation in the parish; or
          has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a
          period of at least 6 months;      or

   That one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
          has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months; or
          has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a
          period of at least 6 months;      or

   That one of your parents or grandparents:
          was married in the parish.

And did you know that if you move house, you’re immediately connected to the church there? That means you can marry in the church of your new parish.

In all cases involving church services - i.e. going to normal church services, baptism, confirmation or marriage - this applies only to Church of England services.

Even if you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, we want to help you explore whether it may still be possible for you to marry in your special church.

Talk to the Rector well in advance to discuss the options open to you.