The Parishes of Dunham Massey

Weddings


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Congratulations! We’re so thankful for your joyful news! As a church, we love to welcome couples seeking to get married.

I want to get married at your church, what do I do first?

The first thing you need to do is arrange to meet with our clergy. They will need to check your legal eligibility to get married. Contact admin@dunhamchurch.com to arrange this meeting. You will need to bring means of proving your identity such as photographic ID and proof of address. We also need to establish a ‘qualifying connection’ to the parish.

What is a qualifying connection?

Legally to be married in a parish church you need to be connected to it in some way. If you come to our church already, and have done so for some time, then this qualifies. It also qualifies if your parents attend the church but you don’t, or that you live in the parish. In the absence of these, you can establish a qualifying connection by attending our church for six months.

Click here for the qualifying connections form: Welcome-Form-2016-colour-final

Once I have established these things, what happens next?

We can then set a date!  This then means we can arrange with you the dates required for your marriage banns to be publicly read out. You will also get to book a rehearsal which will take place 48 hours before the big day!

Nearer to your wedding date either Aled or Dave will meet with you for an informal chat about marriage, looking through the vows, choosing Bible readings, and having a chance to chat to one another and share advice going forward.

Do you marry those who have been married before?

This is of course a sensitive subject, and rest assured we will not be judging, but listening. We do remarry those whom have been divorced. Part of your ID check if this is you will be evidence of your decree absolute.