This information is intended primarily for those who are not intending to get married at St James' Church and have been told that they must have their banns read in this parish.
If you are getting married at St James' Church, we will explain what you need to do.
The legal requirements mean that it is essential to establish that there is no legal obstacle to your marriage.
A minister will ask on three Sundays if anyone knows a legal reason that would prevent your marriage. Normally this will happen at the 10.00am service.
The three main reasons why someone could object to your getting married are :
After your banns have been read and no one has objected, you must collect a certificate. The fee for this in 2012 was £34.
You must show this certificate to the person who is conducting your wedding.
You are not legally allowed to get married without this proof.
To arrange to have your Banns read please contact :
St James' Church Office on 703182