Weddings

 

ChapelWe have a small intimate chapel that will seat up to 50 persons; or the main body of the church which holds up to 300 people.

The building has great acoustics and a modern sound system. You could play your own music or our experienced organist would be pleased to provide music and hymns of your choice. Our team of flower arrangers can undertake some floral displays for you or you are welcome to make arrangements of your own.

Main Church

We also have a church hall which may be used for the reception after the ceremony should you wish to consider having the whole occasion on one site.

We will advise you on all you need in the way of hymns and order of service – everything to ensure a personal, meaningful, spiritual and trouble-free wedding.

How much will it cost? There are set Church of England fees. Anything more depends on your own requirements – such as organist and additional heating in winter, perhaps.  Want to know more? Then contact our churchwarden, Jennifer Wood or the Vicar, or speak to clergy at the Office in St John's Hall on Wednesday evening. They will be pleased to speak to you about arranging your traditional church wedding.

 

Who can marry here?

Lots of people marry in their own local church, but we know that you might like to marry in a church away from where you live because it has special significance for you through family or other connections.

An engaged couple can do just that if either of you can show just one of the seven connections with the parish listed below.

You can marry in a CofE 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.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Further information and guidance is available at Manchester Diocese and Your church wedding where you will find a planner to help you with the service as well as lots of true stories.


 


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