Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:8
We are thrilled that you are considering getting married in church, and would be delighted to discuss with you about getting married at St Swithin’s. Marriage is a big step but we know too how special marriage is as one of God’s great gifts to us.
St Swithin’s is a beautiful space in which to hold your wedding service, and we will make sure that it is a memorable occasion for you, and your family and friends. We also have reception facilities available for hire after the wedding service.
Once you’ve popped the question, an early step in planning your wedding day is to contact one of the team who will be happy to meet with you. Part of that conversation will be to discuss a possible date for your wedding, as well as some of the legal and financial requirements of getting married in church. You may also like to consider together how you can best explore and prepare for your lifetime of marriage before the big day.
A good place to address some of your initial questions about a church wedding (including whether you are eligible to get married at St Swithin’s) is the Church of England’s comprehensive weddings website.
Andy & Emily's Story
"...I think anyone who chooses to get married here will find the experience wonderful..."
Andy and I have strong family connections to St Swithin's. We both attended the church as children and it is very special to us both. It was the most wonderful experience to be surrounded by our church family on our wedding day.
It was really helpful to spend time with Simon and Anne Holland beforehand and they helped us to prepare not only for the wedding day but also for our marriage. We went to their home on a number of occasions and worked through a marriage course together. It was lovely to discuss what we wanted from our special day but also to talk about our life plans together. It was incredibly valuable and was a time that we got to spend regularly together in a relaxed and warm atmosphere and we really looked forward to it.
St Swithin's is such a beautiful place for a wedding. The care and support we received was wonderful and everyone was extremely helpful in the organisational details.
I think anyone who chooses to get married here will find the experience wonderful. We were able to use the cafe area downstairs to serve drinks and food to guests after the service, and the whole place has such a welcoming family feel that was commented on by many guests at our wedding.