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About weddings

Anyone who is resident in Norton parish or has a ‘qualifying connection’ is eligible to get married at St Peter’s. An initial conversation with the vicar will establish your eligibility if you are unsure. We offer a lovely, welcoming church with a long aisle for the bride to walk down! We have a peal of eight bells and a good organ to provide music for your service.

If you would like to discuss a wedding at St Peter’s, please click on Contact Us to get in touch with the vicar. She will arrange to meet you to have an initial discussion and to take your details. There will be a further meeting to discuss final choices of hymns, music, readings etc. and to arrange a rehearsal.

The churches in the area also offer a session ‘Space to Think’ for all wedding couples, which you will be invited to attend. This offers full information, ideas and suggestions for a wedding service and a chance to ask questions and meet other couples.

Banns

 If you (one or both of a couple) are resident in Norton but getting married in another parish, your banns must be read at St Peter’s church. This is a legal requirement.

The banns will usually be read over 3 consecutive Sundays in the month prior to the month you get married (e.g. wedding in June, banns read in May). On or after the third Sunday, you may collect a banns certificate from the vicar for a payment of currently £44 (2019).

When you meet with the vicar from the parish where you are getting married, simply take a copy of the form they complete with your wedding details and pass it to the vicar of St Peter’s in good time.