Congratulations if you are planning on getting married. We would love to hear from you and help you to make your day special and personal with a church wedding.

In England and Wales every resident of a parish is entitled to marry in her/his parish church. However if one or both of you is divorced then you can be remarried here only at the discretion of the Vicar. If you contact us you can start the conversation regarding your wishes and requirements. If both of you live outside the parish then you can qualify to marry here by:

Worshipping here on a regular basis or having a connection with the church in one or more of the following:

  • I was baptised in the parish
  • I have been confirmed and my confirmation is entered in a register belonging to a church or chapel in the parish
  • My parent or grandparent was married in the parish by a Church of England Service
  • I have had my usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months (this can apply whether or not you or your parent(s) are still resident in the parish)
  • I have habitually attended public worship at Church of England services in the parish for at least 6 months
  • My parent has habitually attended public worship at Church of England services in the parish for at least 6 months during my lifetime

In the Church of England Marriage Measure a parent means: parent of either a legitimate or an illegitimate child; or an adoptive parent (This requires legal adoption); or a person “Who has undertaken the care and upbringing” of another person.

To view the a copy of the marriage service click here.

Please take a moment to view the “Our church weddings” video from Diocese of Liverpool. Watch the video of couples and clergy discussing why church weddings are so special:

If you’re excited about getting married in a Church of England church then you can plan your wedding at

We are not (yet!) able to offer same sex marriages here.  As an Inclusive Church we offer a Service of Dedication and Thanksgiving after a same sex civil marriage based on the same qualifying criteria as a wedding listed above.

To enquire about weddings/ Service of Dedication and Thanksgiving at Abram Parish Church please contact us.

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