We are delighted that you are thinking about getting married at Holy Trinity.
Your next step is to come along to a service and speak to Martin, the vicar, afterwards. This will enable you go get a feel for what Holy Trinity is like and allow you to ask any questions you have. We suggest that you contact us as soon as possible – it is best to come and talk to us when you are booking your reception venue to avoid disappointment.
Sadly, it is not possible for people to be married at St John's Tisman's Common.
Who can get married here?
Changes to the law in 2008 relaxed who can be married at Holy Trinity. If you live outside the parish you can now be married at Holy Trinity if you can demonstrate one of the following seven 'qualifying connections' with the Church:
One of you:
- has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
- was baptised in the parish or
- has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months
- was prepared for confirmation in the parish
- has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
- has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months
- Was married in the parish
Part of a church wedding is to help prepare you for married life . You will never make such big promises to each other as you will on your wedding day.
To help you prepare we ask couples to join The Marriage Preparation Course (either locally with us, or a course local to where they live). This provides an opportunity to think and talk with your fiancé about your marriage, the vows you will make and the difference they will make.
For more information about church weddings, see the Church of England Wedding website.