Who can get married in Knowle Parish Church?
Anyone who lives in Knowle Church Parish and/or is a member of Knowle Parish Church qualifies legally to be married in this Church. Similarly if the parents of either the bride or groom-to-be live, or have lived in the Church Parish for more than six months, they qualify too.
How do I book a wedding?
Contact the Parish Office (01564 779123) to book a date.
We run a Wedding Morning in February/March each year at which you can decide the details of your wedding service, complete a banns form and book a wedding rehearsal. Rehearsals last about 30 minutes and take place during the week before your wedding.
To help you prepare for marriage, couples are expected to attend a Marriage Preparation Course. This is usually held in March and covers communication, expectations, intimacy and conflict as well as the wedding service itself.
If either of you lives outside the parish, you will need to arrange for your banns of marriage to be called in the parish where you live. It is your responsibility.
If either of you lives outside England, it is necessary to be married by Archbishop’s license, in which case there is no need for the calling of banns.
How much will it cost?
It depends on how many ‘extras’ you want! The basic minimum covers the cost of administration, use of the building, and fees for verger and clergy. The more other people are involved – organist, choir, bell ringers, etc. – the greater the expense.
How can I find out more?
Call the Parish Office: 01564 779123 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org