Getting Married at Beeston Parish Church
If you are preparing for marriage, then congratulations on your engagement! A wedding is one of life’s great moments, a time of solemn commitment as well as good wishes, feasting and joy. St John tells us how Jesus shared in such an occasion at Cana, and gave there a sign of new beginnings as he turned water into wine. Marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship, as his blessing enables husband and wife to love and support each other in good times and in bad, and to share in the care and upbringing of children. For Christians, marriage is also an invitation to share life together in the spirit of Jesus Christ. It is based upon a solemn, public and life-long covenant between two people, declared and celebrated in the presence of God and before witnesses.
Beeston Parish Church provides a beautiful setting for your wedding, and we aim to support you before, during and after your special day to ensure that it is a memorable start to a happy life together.
In order to marry in church, you will need to show at least one of the following:
- That one of you has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
- That one of you was baptised in the parish
- That one of you was prepared for confirmation in the parish
- That one of you has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months
- That one of your parents, at any time after you were born, has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
- That one of your parents, at any time after you were born, has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months
- That one of your parents or grandparents was married in the parish
If you wish to get married in Beeston Parish Church, please contact Father Wayne Plimmer, the Vicar, who will guide you through the arrangements and help you to plan your day. Details such as the content of the service, music and flowers can be decided nearer the occasion. However, you may find the Church of England’s wedding planning site helpful as you prepare for your big day.
We would very much welcome you to join us for worship as part of our congregation in the run-up to your wedding, so that we can get to know you and you us, and so that you become familiar with the building and at home in our community. The best time to do this would be at our main Sunday morning Eucharist at 10am, but we hold various acts of worship throughout the week – see our worship pages for further details.