Weddings AT HTB
Congratulations! It is always exciting when two people decide to marry and we love to hold services and events to celebrate with you.
As HTB is a Church of England church, if you would like to get married at one of the HTB sites we need to establish a qualifying connection for one of you.
In 2008, the Church of England changed its law so that a couple can marry in a church away from where they live because it has special significance for them through family or other connections.
A person has a Qualifying Connection with a parish if that person:
was baptised in the parish. (This does not apply where the baptism formed part of a combined service of baptism or confirmation); or
had his or her confirmation entered in a church register book of a church or chapel in the parish; or
has at any time had his or her usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months; or
has at any time habitually attended public worship in the parish for at least 6 months;
or a Parent of that person has at any time during that person's lifetime:
had his or her usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months; or
habitually attended public worship in the parish for at least 6 months;
or a Parent or Grandparent of that person was married in the parish.
If either of the engaged couple can show one of the seven connections with the parish listed below (what is called a qualifying connection).
Our team would be delighted to discuss this with you. If you are getting married elsewhere and require your Banns to be read at HTB please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We highly recommend The Marriage Preparation Course for all our engaged couples, or those thinking about getting married.
We have four baptism services a year for infants and adults. If you would like more details please contact us.
We have a confirmation service once a year. If you would like more details and an application form please contact us.