"Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful, or arrogant, or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
Christians believe that marriage is a gift from God. In the marriage service, a couple make a public declaration of lifelong commitment to love each other, through both the good times and in the more difficult times.
A church wedding may be grand or simple, but at its heart is the desire to seek God’s blessing on your vows and your relationship as husband and wife.
If you would like further information please call St Patrick's on 07761-002870, view this detailed link or simply scroll down for more information.
Can I get married in St. Patrick’s Church?
For couples who would like to get married at St. Patrick’s Church, one person (not necessarily both) will need to answer ‘yes’ to at least one of the following questions:
- Do you live in the Parish of Salter Street? This includes, Cheswick Green, Dickens Heath, Monkspath, Blythe Valley and part of Earlswood.
- Have you (or a parent) ever lived in the Parish of Salter Street for a period of at least 6 months?
- Was a parent or grandparent married in St. Patrick’s Church?
- Do you have a parent or grandparent buried in the churchyard?
- Were you baptised or confirmed in St. Patrick’s Church?
What if I have been married before?
Marriage following divorce
The Church of England believes that marriage should always be undertaken with the intention of permanence. However, it recognises that, sadly, some marriages do fail. Under certain circumstances, the Church accepts that a divorced person may marry again in church.
If either of you has previously been divorced, and you would like to enquire about getting married at St. Patrick’s, then please contact us on 07761-002870 to make an appointment.
We will explain how we approach marriage after divorce in this parish, and will talk to both of you confidentially about the circumstances of the unsuccessful marriage and the basis of your hopes for the future.
It will be necessary for you to bring the Decree Absolute to the interview, in order to prove that a previous marriage has been dissolved. A decision will then be made as to whether a church wedding will be possible at St. Patrick’s.
How do I book a wedding at St Patrick's Church?
St. Patrick’s is a beautiful venue for weddings throughout the year. Arrangements, including applications and payment of deposits, are made through the Church Warden, telephone number 07761-002870.