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Weddings

Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage! Crofton Parish wants to help and support you as you prepare for your special day.

A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance. God’s blessing is the main attraction for many couples, whatever their beliefs.  You can make amazing vows, or promises, in a church. You can only make vows this big in a church. These vows, made in public, will help you to stay together and grow together. God and your church are there for you to help you keep your vows.

The vicar has a very particular role to play in your wedding. They can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Because of the relationship with the vicar, your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.

Either of Crofton Parish’s two churches can be used for weddings.  The Parish Centre, attached to Holy Rood Church, can also be hired to hold your reception.

You have a right to be married in one of our churches if you live in the parish; you may also be able to marry in the parish if you, or your parents, have, or have had, a strong connection with the parish.  If you do not live in the parish you should discuss your circumstances with the vicar to see if we can legally marry you.  There is more information on the Church of England website here>>

The Church of England sees marriage as a gift from God to humankind; it therefore hopes that marriage will last a life time.  It also recognises that things do not work out as we hope for and some marriages end in divorce.  Being divorced does not preclude you from being married in Crofton Parish.  The vicar will discuss the divorce, and the effects it has had on all involved, with you though before agreeing to conduct the wedding.

There are some things about marrying in church that are unique and special.  Churches can be described as ‘peaceful’, ‘serene’, or having an atmosphere that makes marrying there a particularly special experience. It’s your wedding; let us help you make it personal, meaningful, spiritual and beautiful.

Telephone the Parish Office or complete the form below to contact us about your wedding.

Please complete this form if you would like someone to contact you about you marrying in Crofton Parish

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