We love celebrating weddings at St Mary’s! If you live in Linton, or have a strong ‘qualifying connection’ to the parish through having lived here in the past, or even through having parents or grandparents who have lived in the village, please do get in touch with us when you’re planning your marriage.
Of course, churches, like reception venues, can get booked quite a long time in advance, especially for summer Saturdays, so it’s ideal if you can contact us a year, or even more, before the happy event. To inquire about dates and make your booking, please contact our Administrator, Anne Parry-Smith
, who will be able to answer many of your practical questions about getting married. Please also see below our list of current dates booked.
Please note, we can only give you an exact breakdown of the fees we charge from January of the year in which your wedding is planned, as fees can change slightly. Before this, we will be able to give you a ‘ball-park figure’. Other questions, about Church of England weddings in general, and how you can make yours really special, may be answered on the Church Of England website
. We really recommend that you spend time browsing it.
When you’ve made a booking with Anne, she’ll ask you to be in touch with Michael Wilcockson, Associate Priest about six months before the big day. This is so you can meet with him, or with whoever from our team will be taking the service, to plan it, and also to reflect together about what your vows and married life will mean for you as a couple. This usually takes place over two or three meetings.
If either of you has a previous partner from a marriage or a civil partnership who is still living, please let us know when you first inquire about dates, before finalising other arrangements, as there are certain questions we are required to ask before we conduct a wedding after a divorce. But don’t worry! Many such weddings do take place in church nowadays, and even if we find we can’t offer you a full marriage service, we would be able to offer you a very celebratory Blessing service in church after you’d had a civil ceremony. (We sometimes also hold such services of Blessing for couples who’ve got married abroad, but who want to hold a second celebration of their marriage with friends and family in England.)
Celebrating marriage in church is personal, meaningful and spiritual, just as you want it to be. It’s a privilege for us to be able to share it with you. So, if you’re engaged, do get in touch! After all, what better place to get married than in an ancient parish church, where the words of the marriage service will be full of depth and meaning, and God’s blessing will be called down upon you?
Dates of Weddings booked for 2021
Saturday, 12 August
Saturday, 9 October
Friday, 22 October
Friday, 31 December
To book a wedding, contact our Administrator, Anne Parry-Smith