Marriage


What is Marriage?

In a nutshell, the joining of man and woman so that they might be "no longer two but one". In this way they are to live in love, be fruitful, and thus become a sign of God himself, who is nothing but overflowing love.


How to arrange a Marriage

In brief, you are entitled to be married in our parish, at St James Church, if you can demonstate a qualifying connection (QC).

A QC means that one of the couple either:

  • was baptised in the parish
  • was prepared for confirmation in the parish
  • lives in the parish 
  • is on the church's electoral roll
  • has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
  • has habitually attended normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months

one of their parents; at any time after they were born:

  • has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
  • has any any time habitually attended normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months

one of their parents or grandparents:

  • was married in the parish

If you can establish a QC then the next step is to complete the marriage welcome form below to establish a provisional wedding date and discuss the ensuing process.


Marriage Application Form

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St James' Church

Pepper Street
Christleton
CH3 7AG
Tel: 01244 325529
Email: pa.saintjames@gmail.com