Congratulations! Announcing your engagement to be married is an exciting event, and the church wishes you well as you make your plans!
The church is a great place to be married!
Lots of people get married in church, even though they are not regular worshippers. This isn't in any way hypocritical! Being married in church is an acknowledgement that you want God to be involved in your marriage from the outset. You want God's help for the future, and would like prayers to be said (prayers are not permitted at a civil ceremony!)
The clergy are here to help in every way with the planning of a church wedding. And it doesn't matter if you or your family aren't used to churchy things! There will be the opportunity to get to know the minister before the service, and have contact afterwards, too.
The Church of England has a dedicated website to help you plan your big day. Go to https://www.yourchurchwedding.org/ for advice on organising every detail of the event.
Can I be married at St Peter's Church?
As the law stands now....you may be married at St Peter's if any one of the following conditions apply:
1.If either bride or groom has been baptised (christened) at St Peter’s
2.If either bride or groom has been confirmed at St Peter’s, and was prepared for confirmation here
3.If either bride or groom has at any time lived in Pedmore parish for at least 6 months
4.If either bride or groom has at any time regularly attended public worship at St Peter’s for at least 6 months
5.If either parent of bride or groom has lived in Pedmore parish for at least 6 months at any time after the bride or groom was born
6.If either parent of bride or groom has regularly attended worship at St Peter’s for at least 6 months at any time after the bride or groom was born
7.If a parent or grandparent of either bride or groom was married at St Peter’s
If you have been married before, please contact us. We follow the Bishop's guidelines before agreeing, so please contact us for a chat.
How much does it cost to be married at Pedmore?
The cost of being married at St Peter's during 2021 is as follows:
|Until May 2021 (includes heating)||Until May 2021 with video licence|
|Service with Organ and Verger||£688||£722|
|Service with Organ, Verger and choir||£749||£783|
If you are to be married during the months of June, July or August please deduct £56 heating costs from the above.
If you would like a CD recording to be played, please add £30 for a sound engineer to operate the church’s equipment (but please be aware of copyright issues.) St Peter’s church has three bells, hung for chiming. If you wish, we will chime the bells at the end of the service for a few minutes (there is no fee.)