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Weddings

If you would like your wedding or your wedding blessing to take place at St Nicolas', your first step should be to check our online wedding calendar. You must then come and speak to a Marriage Clerk at St Nicolas' Church on a Thursday evening between 6.30 and 8.00 pm.

Before you visit us for the first time, please read the three documents listed under Essential Reading to the right.

We also offer a service of Renewal of Vows for married couples. For further information, please contact one of the clergy.

Getting to the Church on Time

If all arrive at a wedding on time, the clergy, vergers, choir, bellringers and, most of all, your guests are able to focus completely on offering you our very best. We are able to surround you with our prayers, love, music and encouragement on your wedding day. This is what we want, and usually it happens.

Sometimes, we have to wait because the unexpected delays you or your closest guests. Health and traffic do not always do what we tell them. If this occurs, please let us know as soon as possible and we will do everything we can to reassure you and your guests as we wait.

Very occasionally, alas, bride, groom or close family are late without good reason. This makes life very difficult for all involved at the church. The organist, choir and bell ringers will have other engagements on the same day and, of course, another wedding may be following.

If you are very late, we may even have to delay your wedding until after the next service.

We would therefore ask all involved to note that, if the choir and/or the bellringers are booked for your wedding, we cannot ask them to be available for more than one hour for each wedding. If your wedding is booked for, say, 3 p.m., the choir and bellringers will give their all, but only until 4 p.m.

If there is a good reason for the delay, we will, of course, always ask them to stay if they can. If there is no good reason, however, we can't. They, too, have responsibilities and busy lives.

We all want to give you our very best. Please be on time, and that is what we shall do!

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Availability

To find out whether St Nicolas' Church is available for a wedding on the date you have in mind, click here.

Preparation

As part of your preparation for marriage at St Nicolas', we will ask you to join in worship at one of our churches and to attend a preparation session. These are each held once a month at 8pm in church. You will find dates and details under Essential Reading above.

Either the Marriage Clerks or the clergy can provide advice on marriage preparation. You will also find a wealth of useful information by clicking the links to the left.

Did You Know?

If you choose to get married in a non-Church setting such as a hotel, Registry Office, or even Saint Nicolas' Place, your ceremony is not allowed to have any religious overtones at all: no hymns or readings from the Bible, no prayers or blessings.

However, if you have a civil ceremony, we can offer you a service of blessing in church afterwards. Contact the Parish Office for more details.