You’re welcome to marry in the Church of England whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are christened and regardless of whether you go to church. It’s your church, and we welcome you!
It is your vicar’s duty to marry you, but also their privilege. When you choose to marry in a church, you are the hosts and the church is your guest. If you invite us to be part of your wedding, we would be delighted to accept.
A complication will only arise if one of you has been married before, or, if one of you is a foreign national, but there may still be a way forward. Talk to a vicar.
We're here for you
When you get married, you make a public declaration of life-long commitment to love each other faithfully and take on a whole new legal status as husband and wife.
It’s a considerable commitment to make. Around 85% of married couples agree: marriage is the most serious decision of your life!
The Church of England believes in marriage for the wellbeing of individuals and society.
If you’ve found 'the one', and you are committed to each other in every respect, there’s so much more adventure ahead. We’d be thrilled to be part of that adventure too.
Information from: Chelmsford Diocese