Marriage within the Chaplaincy
We're delighted that you plan to marry and would like to help make your day very special. All ceremonies relating to marriage normally take place in one of the church buildings we regularly use.
Do we need to have a civil marriage first?
Yes. A church ceremony relating to marriage can only take place following civil marriage either in France or in a country recognised under French Civil Law.
Are we eligible?
We do hope so. You are eligible, both here and throughout France, if:
One of you is on the chaplaincy electoral roll, OR
One or both of you, or a parent, live for at least part of the year in the chaplaincy.
What if one of us is divorced?
If one or both of you has been married before please do not hesitate to contact us. We know that, sadly, marriages can break down for many reasons, and we do not prejudge. Once we hear from you, the Chaplain will be pleased to meet you both to discuss your individual circumstances.
What if one of us has not been baptised?
We will help you prepare for your commitment to God and to each other in marriage preparation classes. These are arranged in your discussion with the Chaplain.
You can find more information from the Your Church Wedding site
How do we apply?
Please read the Marriage Enquiry Notes and follow the link at the bottom of the page to complete the online application form; this needs to be completed at least 6 months prior to the preferred date of the church ceremony.
If you would like further help please ring the Chaplaincy Administrator Gill Heyworth on 05 65 21 47 99 or use the form on our contact page.