If you want to get married in a Church of England church, you must get in touch with the clergyman of the local parish church or the local diocesan office.
If you are considering getting married in a religious building other than a Church of England church, you will have to give notice of marriage at the register office in the district where you live.
You will need to ask at the religious venue if someone has been appointed to register your marriage. If not, you will have to contact the local register office to arrange a registrar to attend.
A religious wedding can take place at a church, chapel or other registered religious building.
You can have a Religious blessing take place after a civil ceremony in a register office.
You can’t get married in an Anglican Church as a same sex couple but you can get married in other religious buildings if:
the religious organisation allows the marriage of same sex couples
the premises has been registered for the marriage of same sex couples
To get married in an Anglican church, contact your local church.
You don’t usually need to give notice with the register office if you’re getting married in an Anglican church and both you and your partner are:
from the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
Officials performing Anglican marriages will register your marriage.
You need to give notice at a register office if you or your partner are from outside the EEA or Switzerland.
Jewish and Quaker marriages
You need to give notice with the register office at least 28 days before the ceremony. Officials performing Jewish or Quaker marriages will register marriages.
Non-Anglican Christian marriages and all other religions
You need to give notice with the register office at least 28 days before the ceremony.
Authorised officials, including ministers and priests of other religions, can register marriages.