Diocese of Manchester

Getting married in church is meaningful, spiritual, personal, beautiful - just as you would want it to be.

The Your Church Wedding website from the Church of England is full of information and ideas, and answers all the big questions about getting married in church. 

Once you know which church you’d like to marry in, give the vicar a call to tell them your good news and when you’d ideally like to get married. Do it as soon as you can, so the vicar has time to advise you about the legal requirements for marrying at the church, and because there may be competition for dates.

When you first make contact with a church, as well as discussing practical things like dates, it will be the start of a special relationship, particularly with the vicar if you don’t already know them. Their personal attention, advice and support will help you create the wedding of your dreams and offer you everything that being connected to a church can mean, not just for your wedding, but also well beyond the big day.

To find and contact a local church, you can use our Find a Church page

The Church of England Diocese of Manchester,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
Manchester M3 2GH

Manchester DBF Company number 149999, Charity number 249424
Telephone: 0161 828 1400