A wedding is a very special occasion and many couples request to be married at St
Peter's, Edensor or St Anne's, Beeley. You are very welcome to be married at either
church. However, you do have to fulfil the following legal requirements.
If you are a resident in either parish you can be married at either church.
Edensor or Beeley is the parish where you have, at any time, habitually attended
public worship for at least six months.
Edensor or Beeley parish is where you were baptised (but not if baptism took place
at the same time as confirmation).
If you have been confirmed, the parish of Edensor or Beeley which presented you for
Edensor or Beeley is the parish in which you have had at any time your usual place
of residence for at least six months.
Edensor or Beeley is the parish in which one of your parents has, during your lifetime,
had their usual place of residence for at least six months or habitually been to
church there for at least six months.
Edensor or Beeley is the parish in which a parent or grandparent has been married.
For most couples the best way of qualifying is by rule 2 above which is to worship
regularly at the church for 6 months (a minimum attendance of once per month is advised).
This means you get to know the church and we get to know you and it will also help
you to prepare, not only practically but also spiritually for your wedding. It also
gives me, as vicar, the opportunity of getting to know you. This means we can work
together on creating a wonderful service for your marriage.
Contact me by email or phone or, even better, come to church one Sunday (see calendars
of services) and we can have a chat together over a coffee after the service.