Are You Getting Married?

Your wedding day will be one of the most important days in your life. We would love to help you celebrate with a service here…


Your wedding day will be one of the most important days in your life and we would love to help you celebrate with a service here at St Edmund’s.

If you live in Shipston, or have a connection with the parish then you can get married here. We know you will have lots to plan, so do get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can talk through the options with you.

You may find the website Your Church Wedding a helpful place to start, but here are some common questions:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here we answer some common questions:

Can I design my own service?

We’ll work with you to make your service unique to you, and you can choose music, readings and decorations. Your service can be traditional or contemporary, simple or creative and will reflect what you would like. You can have an organist or a jazz band, flowers or balloons, or almost anything else!

How much will it cost?

In 2019, the legal fees for getting married in church are £499. If you would like an organist, or the bells rung there will be an extra fee, which we can discuss when we meet. Fees rise slightly at the beginning of the year. If you live in another parish, you will need to have your banns read there too, which will cost £44.

We’re getting married abroad but would like a church blessing. Can we have this?

Yes! There’s a service especially for this, so do get in touch.

I’m divorced. Can I get married in church?

In most circumstances, we will gladly conduct a second wedding in church. You will need to speak to the minister, who will chat with you about your past and your hopes for the future to make sure that we can support you in making your new marriage secure and stable.

Do you conduct same sex marriages?

We regret that it is not yet possible for us to marry gay and lesbian couples in this Church but welcome the opportunity to celebrate all marriages with appropriate prayers and blessings. Following Bishops’ Guidance we also offer services of dedication and thanksgiving for the life and identity of transgender people. All are welcome here.