Marriage is a public declaration of love and commitment to each other, by having this as part of a Christian marriage service, is to also ask God for his love and support as you start a new life together as husband and wife. This is what makes Christian marriage special.
The Parish Church of St. Swithun Sandford is licensed for marriages for residents of the parish and others who have a connection with the parish, known as a qualifying connection. Please contact The Revd Nigel Guthrie to find out whether this would be possible for you. The church of St. Mary the Virgin, Upton Hellions is licensed for marriage only for those resident in that part of the parish or in some circumstances by Archbishops licence.
The Parochial Church Council also permits remarriage of divorcees in church at the discretion of the priest in charge. If either of you have previously been divorced please click here for more information.