Who may marry at Emmanuel Parish Church?
There are some exceptions to this rule:
New rules allow you to be married in a church outside your own parish if you can prove that you have some qualifying connection with the church.
You have a Qualifying Connection if you:
one of your parents has at any time during your lifetime:
had their usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months;
In order that we are able to keep a record that you are attending church regularly we ask that you join our envelope scheme – we give you a pack of small envelopes in which you put your collection when you attend church rather than put it straight on to the collection plate. If you are a tax payer we ask you to fill in the front of the envelope this allows us to reclaim tax. If we are asked to show proof that you have attended church (which we can legally be asked to do) this will then be possible. We hope you will assist us in this – and the money you give will also go towards keeping the doors of Emmanuel Church open for future generations.
Times of Sunday services are as follows: 8.30am, 10.30am & 6.30pm (details of the services can be found on the worship page of this website)
What if one or both parties have been married and divorced?
The Church of England has set guidelines that allow Clergy to marry people who have been divorced. You will need to be prepared to discuss with the Vicar the circumstances of the breakdown of the first marriage and to supply a copy of your decree absolute. The decision to offer marriage under these circumstances is at the discretion of the Vicar.