‘And whatever you do, whether in word or in deed, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.’
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
We are delighted that you are considering holding your wedding at St Oswald’s. However, there are some legal rules about whom we are allowed to marry.
At least one of you should satisfy one of the following conditions:
• Live in the parish
• Was baptised or prepared for confirmation in the parish
• Lived in the parish for at least six months at some time in your life
• Has been a regular worshipper at the church for at least six months now or in the past
• Has a parent who lives in the parish now or has done for at least six months during your lifetime or has worshipped at the church
• Has a parent or grandparent who was themselves married in the church
You can find some useful information about being married in church at www.yourchurchwedding.org
If either one of you has been divorced there are some additional considerations before the wedding can be agreed. You can find guidance notes at Marriage After Divorce. Please read these and be ready to talk about it when you come to discuss your wedding.
If you would like to make arrangements to be married at St Oswald’s please contact the Vicar on 01937 573975 or firstname.lastname@example.org