"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. Love never ends."
(1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
Thinking about getting married? Congratulations! Our Church is a special and unique place to get married in - the prayers, promises and the whole service of celebration become part of your marriage, on the day itself and beyond. Getting married in Easthampstead Parish is personal, meaningful, and spiritual. If you choose to marry at Easthampstead Parish, you will also become part of the living history of the building where countless other residents of the area have married before.
If you're thinking of getting married in our church then we would love to hear from you! You will need to establish a qualifying connection so check out the details about this below. Do please complete the form below and we will be in touch.
You can marry in a Church of England church 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 (christened) in the parish concerned, or
- is confirmed and your confirmation was entered in the register of confirmations for a church or chapel in the parish (this will usually be the case if you were prepared for confirmation in the parish), or
- has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months
- That one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
- has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months, or
- has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months
- That one of your parents or grandparents: was married in the parish
In all cases involving church services – i.e. going to normal church services, baptism, confirmation or marriage – this applies only to Church of England services only.
If you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, you could create one, simply by attending your chosen church’s usual services at least once a month for six consecutive months. If you decide to do this, leave enough time after your attendance for the banns to be read before your wedding too – about another three months should be enough, so you need to be attending nine months before the wedding date. Talk to the Rector well in advance to discuss the options open to you.