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At St. Peter’s we love to welcome couples who would like to get married here. You are invited to come to our 10.00am service and our administrator, Val Lynam, will be able to discuss your plans with you after the service.
We have tried to answer some of the most common questions on this page.
There is a brilliant website specially for people planning church weddings and you can access it using this link: www.yourchurchwedding.org.uk
Who can get married in St. Peter’s?
Until recently you had to live in the parish or get a special license from the Archbishop in order to get married here. Now, even if you live outside of the Brackely parish you can be married here, if you have a significant connection to the church. See the list below to check it out.
You may marry here if one of you:
That one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
That one of your parents or grandparents:
Even if you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, it may still be possible for you to get married here. Please contact the administrator to find out more.
For former students of Magdalen College School there is also the option to get married in the College Chapel.
How much will it cost?
Church weddings are very reasonably priced. Exact figures will be sent to you at the beginning of the year in which you are getting married. Currently the basic feeincluding the clergy costs and all the legal costs is £456 for 2017
The organist’s standard fee which is in addition to the above is currently £100.
You can choose the type of music you want with our organist from traditional to modern, just ask. The choir can also be available, for details ask the organist.
Bell ringers are also available at additional cost: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting the Priest
About 3 months before your wedding date, the priest will contact you to get to know you and to make arrangements for the wedding service. You will probably have one or two meetings with the priest as well as a rehearsal a few days before the big day.
Banns of Marriage
The Administrator will give you the dates when your Banns will be read. Couples usually like to attend the service to hear their Banns read aloud.
Most brides like the church to be decorated nicely for the wedding and you can get a florist to do the flowers, but we ask you to contact Jill Knight, our flower co-ordinator, to let her know if you will be leaving any of them in the church.
Wedding preparation morning
Each year the church arranges a morning for those planning to get married at St Peter’s during that year. It is an informal and enjoyable time to spend with your partner and others, like yourselves finding out about yourselves and what the service will be like.