Getting Married

2016-03-30 07.49.22

Congratulations on your engagement!  We are delighted that you are thinking about marrying at St Thomas’ Church, Mellor, the Church on the Hill.

Here’s some basic information that we hope will help:-

Do I qualify to marry at St Thomas’?

You must either live in the parish or have a Qualifying Connection to the Parish.

If you do not already have a Qualifying Connection, you can gain one by becoming a regular worshipper here.

What do you mean by ‘Qualifying Connection’?

Any one of the following counts as a Qualifying Connection:

  • I was christened, or confirmed, at St Thomas’ Mellor
  • My parent or grandparent was married at St Thomas’ Mellor
  • I have lived in Mellor parish, or my parent has lived here, for at least 6 months (at any time during my lifetime)
  • I have attended public worship at St Thomas’ Mellor, or my parent has, for at least 6 months (at any time during my lifetime)

What will the wedding cost?

The fee for the wedding service is set nationally each year.  The wedding service fee in 2018 is:-

Wedding Fees

Wedding Service£413.00
Marriage Certificate£4.00
Calling of Banns at St Thomas'£28.00
Total for a wedding at St Thomas'£445.00

In addition the church charges optional ‘local fees’ for extras such as fees for the organist, choir and bell-ringers (if required).

What do I do next?

Please contact our friendly Wedding Co-ordinator, Margaret Lowe, using the contact form below and she will be pleased to answer your questions and give you more information. Alternatively, contact the Parish Office for more information.



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