Qualifying to marry at Hutton Church

How do we qualify to marry at All Saints’ Church?


You can qualify to marry at All Saints’ Church if:

  • either or both of you live in the Ecclesiastical Parish of Hutton;
  • either or both of you regularly worship at All Saints’ or St. Peter’s and are on the Church Electoral Roll;
  • either or both of you have a Qualifying Connection with the parish.  This means that either or both of you:
  • was baptised in the parish (by a Church of England service/form of baptism)
  • have had your usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months
  • your parent has had his or her usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months during your lifetime
  • have habitually attended public worship at Church of England services in the parish for at least 6 months
  • your parent has habitually attended public worship at Church of England services in the parish for at least 6 months during your lifetime

If either or both of you have been previously married, it may still be possible for your wedding to take place in Church, dependant on the circumstances.  Please consult the clergy about this before beginning to make your wedding plans.  We will be happy to discuss the possibilities with you both.

Where is my Parish Church?

You can find out the name of your parish church on the 'A Church near You' website - simply enter your postcode and find the name of your local Church of England Parish .  http://www.achurchnearyou.com/

Marriage after banns

If you are being married after banns, your banns at Hutton will be called at All Saints’ Church during the 11.15 a.m. service on three Sundays, usually two months before the wedding. You are encouraged to be present to hear your banns called.

If one or both of you live in another parish, you must also arrange for banns to be called in the other parish(es) in the three months prior to the wedding. A fee is payable to the parish. You will need to collect a certificate after the banns are called, and bring the certificate to the Parish Office, preferably a month before your wedding. Your wedding cannot go ahead without the certificate. If you are on the Church Electoral Roll at Hutton or marrying by a Qualifying Connection, you must say this when you arrange the banns at the other church(es).

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Please inform us immediately if:

either or both of you move house

you find the details of the other parish are different from those given when you book your wedding.

Either of these may affect your right to be married in Hutton for legal reasons.

Marriage by Licence

If either of you is not of British nationality, you may not be married after banns. A Common Licence is the usual procedure and the arrangements for this will be explained by the Parish Clerk. An additional fee is payable. You will need to make an appointment with the Bishop's Surrogate for Marriages during the three months before your wedding. One of you must be resident in the parish in the three weeks prior to the granting of the licence.

In exceptional circumstances only, an Archbishop’s licence may be granted for your marriage where neither of you live in the parish and you are not able to establish a Qualifying Connection under the new legislation referred to above. If your marriage is to take place by licence, banns do not need to be called.


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