St George the Martyr Church, Shirley

Weddings

Congratulations! We hope that your wedding day will be a special one and if there’s anything we can do to help, please just ask.

If you are hoping get married at St George’s, then please contact the Revd Barry Hengist on 020 8654 8747 (please try to avoid Wednesdays – his day off) or via email at vicarstgeorge@gmail.com  or pop in to the church one Saturday morning between 10.00am and noon. (He’s there most weeks but it might be best to get in contact first just to make sure.)

If you’re unsure if you can get married at St. George’s, and the answer to your question isn’t clear on www.yourchurchwedding.org  then please phone or email Barry for clarification.

The Church of England has produced a helpful website www.yourchurchwedding.org with answers to most of the questions you may have about getting married in church, and some you may not have even thought of.  It also has some great suggestions about music, hymns, readings etc.

The cost of a wedding at St. George’s currently starts from as little as £456 (2017) for a simple said service, but we have an organist and choir available at reasonable charges to make the day more special.

If you live in the parish but you’re planning to get married in another church, you’ll need to contact the Revd Barry Hengist to arrange the legal preliminaries (calling the banns).  To check which parish you live in please enter your postcode on the following website www.achurchnearyou.com  Banns are called on 3 Sundays in the 3 months before the wedding. Leaving it late can cause problems and cost more than the normal £41 (2017), so please get in touch at least 3 months before you need them.

The Church of England is currently prohibited from performing same-sex marriages but St. George’s is keen to do all it can to support all couples who want to make a lifelong commitment to each other.  Please come and have a chat if you want to explore what’s possible.