Today more than a quarter of all marriages in England between a man and a woman take place in the traditional setting of a Church of England church, and here at St Gregory’s we are delighted and privileged to conduct marriage services. Marriage is a sacrament, but also a legal matter. By law you can be married in a church. You can marry at St Gregory's if you can show that:

one of you has

  • at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
  • been baptised (christened) in this parish
  • been prepared for confirmation in this parish
  • 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 at time after you were born has

  • lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
  • regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months

or

  • the parents or grandparents of one of you was married in the parish

Notice of a forthcoming marriage has to be given, and this is normally done by the publication (reading out) of banns on three consecutive Sundays. This means that a period of at least a month is required between setting the date and the wedding ceremony. Many couples make their plans considerably further ahead! Once you have chosen a date you would like, it is good to get into contact with us (via the details on the home page) and we can begin to help you with all the arrangements for the ceremony in good time.

Our aim is to help make this your most special day, and to ensure that you know God’s blessing for the day and all that lies beyond it. We can provide music, bells and flower arrangements within the church should you wish it.

The church can seat 200 people.

Enquiries about weddings should be directed to Rev Gaenor Hockey.  Please make sure that the Churchwarden is aware of any special requests such as the use of the audio system or specific recorded music that you would like to be played.