It is now easier than
ever before to get married in the church of your choice thanks to a change in
the law. You have always
been able to get married in church if either you or your fiancé(e) lived in the
parish or were a member of the church.
But you are now able to get married at either White Waltham or
Shottesbrooke churches if one of the following applies.
You or your fiancé(e):
were baptised in the Parish
were prepared for confirmation in the Parish
have lived in the Parish at some time in the past for a period of at least 6 months
have regularly worshipped at the church at some time for a period of at least 6 months
One of your parents:
lived in the Parish at some time since your birth for a period of at least 6
regularly worshipped at the church at some time since your birth for a period
of at least 6 months
married in the church
One of your grandparents:
was married in the church
If you do not qualify to
get married in White Waltham or Shottesbrooke in any of these ways all is not
lost!! You could qualify to marry
in one of our churches by regularly attending Sunday worship for a period of at
least 6 months prior to the reading of your marriage Banns in the weeks before
If you have been married
before, or are planning a civil wedding for some other reason, you may be able
to have a blessing of your marriage in one of our churches.
Getting married in
church can be relatively inexpensive compared to the alternatives. To find out more about getting married,
or having your marriage blessed, at White Waltham or Shottesbrooke Churches
please ring 01628 822000 and speak to Revd Dave Atallah or Contact Us.
Biodegradable confetti may be used outside the church building i.e. in the churchyard.