Weddings

Weddings

Choose Any One of our Twelve Churches for YOUR special day!

Congratulations if you have just got engaged and are thinking about getting married in one of the Binsey Mission Community’s 12 churches – you have come to the right place! You may even have begun making plans about your wedding day and we would like to help you make your day special.
If you currently live anywhere within the Binsey Mission Community area or if you live elsewhere but have one or more of the family connections to a church listed below then you can be married in that particular church.
We would like to welcome you and help you make your life-long marriage vows in our holy places set aside to worship God. You are very welcome to join us in any of our Sunday services and to look around the particular church you have chosen to make your wedding promises in and meet our friendly congregations.
Please contact our Team Vicar, the Revd Peter Streatfeild in the first instance for a friendly chat to talk through things with you. He will invite you to meet with him and/or the minister who may conduct your wedding ceremony. If we get as far as arranging your wedding for you will have a full rehearsal in church a day or two before the big day.
If you go to www.yourchurchwedding.org you’ll find an external website which explains all you need to know about weddings in the Church of England. It will guide you through the kind of service you can have and how special a church wedding can be.

You can marry in one of our Churches if you can show:-

That one of you:

  • Lives in the parish or has done, at any time for a period of at least 6 months or
  • was baptised in the parish or
  • was prepared for confirmation in the parish or
  • has at any time regularly (fortnightly) gone to normal church services in one of our parish churches for a period of at least 6 months or

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 or
  • has regularly (fortnightly) gone to normal church services in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or

That one of your parents or grandparents:

  • was married in the parish

In all cases involving church services – i.e. going to normal church services, baptism, confirmation or marriage – this applies only to Church of England services.  Even if you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, we want to help you explore whether it may still be possible for you to marry in your special church.

Talk to Peter, the Team Vicar, in good time to discuss the options open to you.

Email: vicar@binsey.org.uk

Telephone: 017687 76198

Post: The Vicarage, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4QH.