Weddings

Please contact the Parish Office (Monday and Thursday mornings) with enquiries about Weddings at St Mary's.

Tel. No. 01642 973299

 

 

Photos: Courtesy of The Smiths Photography

Qualifying Connections.

More than a quarter of all marriages in England between a man and a woman take place in the traditional setting of a Church of England church. You're welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised and whether or not you go to church. There are now growing options to be able to get married in other Churches where you may have a connection or can make one.

The options at the moment are you can get married in a Church if one of you:

1.   lives in the parish
2.   is on the church’s electoral roll
3.   has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months

4.    has habitually attended normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months
5.   was baptised in the parish
6.   was prepared for confirmation in the parish

or one of your parents; at any time after you were born:

7.   has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
8.
   has at any time habitually attended normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months

or one of your parents or grandparents:

9.    was married in the parish.

or:

10.    you have been granted a Special Licence.

 

A Wedding at St Mary's

A wedding at St Mary's is an unforgettable day, not only for the bride and groom, but for family and friends too. Situated in a semi-rural location, the Parish Church of St Mary's offers a beautiful location for wedding services, with its magnificent views of the Yorkshire Moors to the south.

The Church is easily accessed by main road and there is ample car-parking available.

The Church can accommodate up to 200 guests in comfort.

The St. Mary's Flower Guild are always happy to decorate the church in accordance with the couple's wishes, for a very reasonable fee.

A verger will be in attendance to assist in the smooth running of the service and with seating arrangements.

Music

The St Mary's Festival Choir may also be available to sing at your wedding. Enquiries about choir availability and fees should be made to the Organist. If you would like to hear the choir in action you will find a list of their forthcoming appearances on the Festival Choir page. If you are not able to come to one of these services then, by arrangement with the organist, it may be possible for you to hear them at one of their weekly practices.

Photographs may be taken within the church by arrangement with the Vicar, after the service.

Well-wishers are asked to wait until they are outside the Lych Gate before throwing confetti, respecting the churchyard, which is visited by many people bringing flowers to the graves of loved ones.

A wedding at St Mary's
Photo: Courtesy of Weddings North East

The familiar landmark of Roseberry Topping and the Yorkshire Moors in the distance.

Bride arriving for a wedding at St Mary's
Photo: Courtesy of Weddings North East
A bride and groom in the snow at St Mary's
Photo: Courtesy of Weddings North East
White Weddings a speciality!

Download a copy of our Wedding Leaflet - Getting Married in Church in pdf format [download]