St Cuthbert’s is one of the most popular places to get married in Britain!

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Photograph courtesy of Thomas Jackson Photography

You can marry here if you can show

That one of you:

  • is currently resident in the parish or
  • was baptised in the parish 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


To ensure the marriage complies with both UK Civil and Church law, there are certain aspects of a church wedding that must be fulfilled.

If either of you is a citizen of a country outside Europe, a special procedure will need to be followed. Whether you can marry in the UK is likely to depend on getting permission from the civil registrar. We will advise you of what you must do.

Marrying of divorces

Yes, contact the Vicar.
More information is available on this page.

Can I get married at St Cuthbert’s if I or my partner lives abroad?
If you are connected with the parish (as set out in the list above), the answer is probably yes, but you must contact the vicar at the earliest stage of planning, because there may be some special legal steps that have to be taken.

Can I have a Gay wedding at St Cuthbert’s?
St Cuthbert’s is sympathetic and understanding and welcoming of gay people. Marriage between two people of the same sex is not possible in church.

How do I book a wedding?
In the absence of a full time Office Administrator please call 07715298711, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm ONLY, or email St Cuthbert’s is a very welcoming and popular church and it is advisable to book your wedding early.

What happens after we have booked our wedding?
Three or four months before the wedding, you will be invited to a wedding planning meeting in church, at a time that suits you. This will take about an hour and a half. The wedding service will be explained and you will be given some leaflets to help you to plan your wedding.

Nearer to the wedding, there will be a final rehearsal in church. The final rehearsal usually involves the Bridesmaids, the Best Man, the Ushers or Groomsmen, and the like.

If you have any questions, or would like further information, please telephone 07715298711, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm ONLY

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