Weddings at St.Mary's.
St. Mary's Church has stood at the top of the hill in Woodham Ferrers for centuries and a part of the history of so many families in our community.
It is a fantastic place to make some history of your own on your special day! Whether it is in the spring, with the avenue of trees along the path in full blossom; or in the summer with the stunning views over the Churchyard to the fields below; in autumn with the trees in their glorious autumnal hues, or a winter wedding with the Church all set for Christmas, there is always something of God's peace and presence here.
It is the perfect place for you to publicly declare your love and commitment to each other and begin the rest of your lives as a married couple.
Can I get married at St Marys?You can legally marry in a Church of England church in the parish where either bride or groom currently lives or in a church where you are regular worshippers. The Marriage Act of 2008 adds other options. Now you can also claim a qualifying connection if either the bride or groom
- was christened in that church
- was prepared for Confirmation in that parish
- lived in the parish for six months
- had a parent or grandparent married in the church
- had a parent who lived in the parish for six months during the lifetime of the bride or groom
- had a parent who was a regular worshipper in the parish for six months during the lifetime of the bride or groom
What if I'm divorced?
There are certain circumstances in which people can be married for a second time following a divorce. The Parish Ministers will be happy to discuss individual circumstances with you and explain the steps the Bishop of Chelmsford requires us to follow.
How do I arrange a wedding?
The first step is to contact the Parish Minister to arrange a first interview. Dates and other details can then be discussed.
Priest in charge
The Reverend Carol Ball
phone: 01245 322134
For general information about having a church wedding you might like to look at the Church of England website which has some great tips and advice:- http://www.yourchurchwedding.org/.