St. Michael's is a wonderful place to have a wedding, but many people wonder whether they can be married in St. Michael's.

This is certainly the case if you can show:

that one of you:
  • has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
  • was baptised in Breaston parish or
  • was prepared for confirmation in Breaston or
  • has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in St. Michael's for a period of at least 6 months...
or that one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
  • has lived in Breaston for a period of at least 6 months or
  • has regularly gone to normal church services in St. Michael's for a period of at least 6 months...
or that one of your parents or grandparents:
  • was married in Breaston.

Even if you can't demonstrate any of the above connections, we want to help you explore whether it may still be possible for you to marry in St. Michael's, so do talk to the Vicar (Chris Smedley) well in advance to discuss the options open to you.

What about divorced people?

It may well be possible for you to be married in St. Michael's even if one (or both) of you is divorced. Please talk to the Vicar (Chris Smedley) about this.

How do we set about getting married at St. Michael's?

The first thing to do is to get in touch with the vicar, Chris Smedley. He will then arrange to meet with you both to discuss the arrangements. Obviously the date is one of the most important of these. This determines when the "banns" are read in church (the banns are a formal - and legal - announcement of your intention to marry, and give the opportunity for anyone to lodge an objection; but provided that neither of you are already married and you are not closely related, this isn't a problem!)

How much will it cost?

These are the 2017 costs:

Publication of banns, marriage certificate and marriage service

£456

Organist

£60

Verger

£20

Heating (September to March)

£50
Bells £90

Further information

There are some great resources available to help you plan your wedding at www.yourchurchwedding.org.

News

Vision and Values

The Vision and Values talk given by Chris and Simon on Sunday 5th February 2017 is not available to listen to, but there is a condensed transcript available.

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