Weddings


We believe that marriage is the very best foundation for family life and we would be happy to help you to plan and to personalise your Wedding. To be married at St Andrew’s Church Shifnal you will need to either live in the parish, or be able to demonstrate a qualifying connection to the parish/church as follows:


- You were christened/baptised in the parish

- You were confirmed in the parish

- You lived in the parish for at least 6 months at any time in your life

-  You attended worship at the church for at least 6 months at any time in your life

- Your parents lived in the parish for at least 6 months at any time in your life

- Your parents worshipped at the church for at least 6 months at any time in your life

- Your parents were married in the church

- Your grandparents were married in the church

Documentary evidence of the above will be required.


Please contact Wendy our Parish Administrator who will talk you through all the options.


Once you have booked your wedding with us, you will meet with our Parish Administrator to complete the wedding paperwork. Later on we will invite you to our Wedding Forum where you will be able to meet the clergy, and organist, flower arrangers and bell ringers, and to ask lots of questions about the service. At the Forum you will be able to make a personal appointment with your vicar, and to arrange a date for the rehearsal.


We recognise that many today will have been though the painful experience of divorce. When coming to a new relationship it will be important that issues from the past have been properly dealt with. If you have been divorced it is still possible to be married in church. Initially, you will be asked to meet one of the clergy for an interview and complete a confidential questionnaire. The Vicar will want to explore with you what has happened in the past.


Getting married is an expensive business, and we are happy to offer an informal saving scheme where you can pay something towards the costs on a regular basis.


The Church of England has a very good website to help answer all your questions and to help you to prepare for your wedding. It may be found by clicking on the link below:-


Wedding


Please contact Wendy our parish administrator Tel. 01952 291532 Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 10am – 2pm or by email admin@shifnalbenefice.org.uk to arrange a baptism / wedding.