Wedding


Weddings

Weddings

“A wedding is one of life’s great moments, a time of solemn commitment as well as good wishes, feasting and joy. St John tells us how Jesus shared in such an occasion at Cana, and gave there a sign of new beginnings as he turned water into wine.
Marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship, as his blessing enables husband and wife to love and support each other in good times and in bad, and to share in the care and upbringing of children. For Christians, marriage is also an invitation to share life together in the spirit of Jesus Christ. It is based upon a solemn, public and life-long covenant between a man and a woman, declared and celebrated in the presence of God and before witnesses.
On their wedding day the bride and bridegroom face each other, make their promises and receive God’s blessing.”
© Common Worship: Pastoral Services. Archbishops’ Council 2000

The Tenbury Team is blessed with many beautiful buildings that would make any wedding special. If you thinking about getting married please do contact one of the clergy who would be happy to help you with your enquiry.

Who Can Get Married?
For many years you had to live in the parish where you wanted to be married or be on the electoral roll of that church. In 2008 the Marriage Measure, which is the law governing marriages in this country, was revised in such a way as to open up the possibility of a church wedding in a certain parish to more people. If you have what is called a ‘qualifying connection’ with a parish you can married in that parish. You need to have one qualifying connection and they are as follows:

  • You were baptized in the parish by a Church of England form of baptism
  • You were confirmed by a Church of England Bishop and your confirmation is entered in a register belonging to a church in the parish
  • Your parents or grandparents were married in the parish by a Church of England service
  • Your usual place of residence has been in the parish for a least 6 months
  • Your parents had their usual place of residence in for at least 6 months during your lifetime
  • You have habitually attended worship at Church of England service in the parish for at least 6 months
  • Your parents have habitually attended worship at Church of England services in the parish for at least 6 months during your lifetime


  • The clergy are more than happy to consider taking a marriage service for people who have been married before and whose former spouse is still alive.

    Fees for Weddings in 2016.

    Marriage service including banns & organ £536.00
    Blessing of marriage & organ £320.00

    Choirs.

  • St Mary’s, Tenbury £45
  • Little Hereford, donation
  • St Michael’s Church Choir £50
  • St Michaels Singers TBA with Choir

  • Bells.

  • St Mary’s, Tenbury £120
  • St Mary’s, Burford £15

  • The Tenbury Team Office can also print your Marriage Order of Service for £45 for up to 100 copies (printed on card). Some samples are available to look at. Please ask or visit the Team Office at St Mary’s Tenbury gates on Tuesday to Thursday 9 am – 12 noon.

    Video Recording in Church.

    Making a video recording of your wedding service inside the church is subject to the conditions specified under copyright law. To obtain detailed advice on aspects of copyright of music and lyrics and to obtain the necessary licenses, contact the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Ltd, Elgar House, 41 Streatham High Rd, London, SW16 1ER, Tel: 02087 694400.

    Forthcoming Weddings in Tenbury Team.

    2016. Church. Time (If Fixed).
    4th June Little Hereford 3.00pm
         
         
     
    9th July Burford  
    9th July Tenbury  
    30th July Whitton 1.00pm
     
    6th August Burford  
    20th August St Michaels 3.00pm
         
     
    10th September Burford  
    17th September St Michaels  
     
    22nd October Tenbury  
    29th October Corley  
     
    5th November Little Hereford  
         
     
    10th December Greet 1.00pm
         
     
         
         
         
         
         
     

     

     

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    Please don’t hesitate to contact the Team Office or one of the clergy if we can help in anyway with your important day, or click on the Church of England Logo.