Congratulations! You're welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are christened and whether or not you regularly go to church.
Here are three links that will help you with some of the decisions that you will need to make before that special day:
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 commitment 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.
We welcome enquiries from those who wish to be married in the Church of England. However, there are certain criteria that you must meet in order to be married at a Church of England place of Worship, which are:
- Either the bride or groom has been baptised or prepared for confirmation in the parish
- Either the bride or groom has ever lived in the parish for six months or more
- Either the bride or groom has at any time regularly attended public worship in the parish for six months or more
- One of their parents has lived in the parish for six months or more in their child’s lifetime
- One of their parents has regularly attended public worship there for six months or more in their child’s lifetime
- Their parents or grandparents were married in the parish.
If you wish to make an enquiry about getting married at Wymondham Abbey, please contact one of the clergy.