A wedding in church is special in many ways, not least because it offers a Christian context, within a community, for a couple to make their wedding vows.
Weddings in the Harling Benefice have always been available to couples where:
- either the bride or groom lives within the parish
- either the bride or groom is a regular worshipper at one of the churches in our Benefice and has expressed this by joining the church’s Electoral Roll
From 1st October 2008 the Church of England Marriage Measure means that we can also offer marriages where a personal connection can be demonstrated, specifically where:
- one of the couple was baptised or prepared for confirmation in the parish;
- one of the couple has ever lived in the parish for six months or more;
- one of the couple has at any time regularly attended public worship in the parish for six months or more;
- one of their parents has lived in the parish for six months or more in their child’s lifetime;
- one of their parents has regularly attended public worship there for six months or more in their child’s lifetime;
- their parents or grandparents were married in the parish.
- (All of these refer to Church of England services)
In Harling Benefice we are pleased to offer marriage in church where the bride or groom has been previously been married. However, each situation is different. If this is part of your enquiry about getting married in one of our parish churches, please say so when making your initial enquiry so that you can discuss the situation confidentially with the Rector before proceeding further.
You can download the list of Wedding Fees by clicking here.
If you would like to find out more about Weddings in Harling United Benefice, including administrative procedures involved, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Rev Caryll Brown (http://harlingunitedbenefice.org.uk/whoswho).