Weddings in the benefice

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Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage. Whether you're just dreaming of a church wedding, or well into the planning already, your church wants to help and support you. For more information see the Church of England website www.yourchurchwedding.org.

One of the most enjoyable parts of our life within the Benefice is sharing a couple's wedding day.  We are delighted that you are planning be married in one of our churches and we will do all we can to ensure that your wedding is a very special and happy occasion.

Mattingley wedding

We welcome couples seeking to be married in any of our four churches in the Benefice. Might you check out the document 2017 Qualifying Connections with Church of England for Marriage to help you decide whether this works for you.

It is possible to develop a connection with us, if you do not already have a link. Please do feel free to call our administrator (01256 760169) if you are unsure.

Mattingley wedding 2016

Your first step should be to contact the Benefice Administrator to arrange an appointment for an interview with the Priest-in-Charge.

You are strongly advised not to book your reception venue until you have a firm date for the Wedding Service.

A few months before the wedding, a second interview with the minister will be arranged.

You are also invited to attend a Marriage Preparation Day.

Rotherwick Church

The minister will arrange a rehearsal in the days before your wedding.

There are associated fees due to the church for your wedding which are normally payable one calendar month before the service.

If you would like to email us copies of any wedding photographs taken at one of our churches, we can display them on in our celebrations page in our gallery.

The www.yourchurchwedding.org is a website, which will help you plan your church wedding and includes lots of useful information.

Your Church Wedding