Weddings in the Church of England
Weddings in our Churches
We believe that marriage is a wonderful gift from God and would be delighted to welcome you to the beautiful and historic settings of any of our churches. Please note that Snape Chapel is not licensed for weddings regularly, but if you have a special connection with Snape it may be possible for this to be arranged.
A member of the clergy team who will lead the service will help you choose suitable readings, hymns and prayers and advise on anything else you would like included. In the first instance, please contact us for more information and to enquire about dates
Banns are called on a series of three Sundays, usually consecutively, in the three months before the wedding. We read the banns out at the main service in the relevant church
On these occasions those present are asked if there is any reason why the couple should not be married.
You are welcome to come to hear your banns being read at any of the services and it will be great to welcome you but, it isn’t compulsory.
If one or both of the couple live in the parish of another Church of England Church banns also need to be called there. In this case, a banns certificate from that church will need to be forwarded to the vicar, after the third calling.
Please call the Vicar to organise the dates for your Banns if you are getting married in another church.
To discuss this further, please call Canon David Cleeves 01765 689255