Church Weddings

Over 40,000 weddings take place in Church of England parish churches every year. Getting married in church is a sign to friends, family and, most importantly, one another that the couple is ready to make a public declaration of love and commitment in front of those who love them and are part of their life together, including God.

Weddings are really a joyful and exciting time, but can sometimes be stressful. Your local vicar and church community can offer you guidance and support not only in planning your wedding day but also in your married life together. If you’re thinking of getting married in a church, your local vicar would love to discuss this with you. Click here to find out where your nearest church is and how to contact the vicar.

Services of Blessing and Thanksgiving

If you choose to get married outside of a church in a civil ceremony, you can still have a service of blessing on your marriage in a church. Your local vicar will be pleased to help you plan the service and advise what sort of service will suit you best.

Churches also offer Services of Thanksgiving to celebrate an anniversary, after a time of separation or difficulty in a marriage or when couples renew their vows together.

The Church of England has a brilliant central resource to point couples towards for all they need to plan a church wedding, from the legal aspects of marriage to a ceremony planner, and including frequently asked questions, visit