Getting married

Getting married

Marriage is a gift of God in creation and a means of God’s grace.

The Bible teaches us that marriage is a gift of God in creation and a means of his grace, a holy mystery in which man and woman become one flesh. It is God’s purpose that, as husband and wife give themselves to each other in love throughout their lives, they shall be united in that love as Christ is united with his Church.

Words from the Church of England’s Wedding Service

If you have come to this page because you are engaged and are interested in exploring getting married at St Saviour’s, please allow us to congratulate you on your engagement and to wish you every blessing as you prepare to enter married life!


Marrying at St Saviour’s Church

Most couples who marry at Saviour’s either live within our parish or else worship regularly with us. In other cases, it is sometimes possible for a couple to marry at St Savour’s if our parish church has a special significance for them as a couple because of family or other connections. To find out more, contact us.


Making arrangements to marry

Whatever your circumstances, we advise couples who wish to marry at St Saviour’s to contact us as soon as possible after they become engaged. The earlier you are in touch with us, the smoother the process is likely to be, and the more likely you are to be able to secure your preferred date. It is generally best to contact us at least a year before your intended wedding date. 

When you contact us, our parish office will arrange for you to meet as a couple with a member of our clergy. At this meeting, the priest will guide you through the legal preliminaries to your wedding, and will arrange for you to attend our annual Wedding Preparation Day, which will help you to prepare both for your wedding day and (even more importantly!) for your marriage.

Click here for lots more information about getting married in the Church of England.