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The promises you make on your wedding day are probably the most sacred vows you will ever make. Including God in your marriage doesn't mean that you will avoid the usual ups and downs, but you will know you can look to God to sustain and guide you.

Hopefully this page answers some of your questions.

I live in Goffs Oak/Hammond Street - can I be married at St James?
To be married in the Church of England you have to show a 'connection' with the Church you'd like to be married in. If you live in the Parish then that automatically makes you eligible to be married here, but there are many other connections such as if your parents came to St James and were married here. Get in touch for a definitive answer. 

I grew up in Goffs Oak but moved away - can I still get married?
Probably! If you've lived in the parish for a six month period, or worshipped here for six months in your life, you can still be married here. Again, get in touch and we can talk through the options. 

I'm Church of England but s/he's Roman Catholic. Is that a problem?
It's not a problem from a Church of England perspective. Anyone is welcome to be married in their parish church. 

I'm divorced, can I still get married?
Marriage is intended by God to last all our life, but unfortunately some marriages just don't work out. Get in touch and in most circumstances we can find a way forward. 

Can I be involved in planning the service?
Absolutely! One of the clergy will talk through the service with you and discuss all the different options. 


For any further details or to arrange a wedding, please get in touch.

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