St Matthew's Church

Donnington Wood



Dreams and disappointments

All that time planning and dreaming about your wedding day, and now it can’t happen as you expected.

Can the wedding go ahead?

All you actually need at a wedding is the bride and groom, a minister and two witnesses, so your wedding can go ahead in this very simple way. Your vicar will make sure you have a very special service. You can then consider organising a marriage blessing in a year’s time, which can be just as special and significant. Talk to your vicar about your thoughts.

What about the banns?

Banns do need to be read three times during regular services, which at the moment are not taking place. If you have already had your banns read three times, the wedding must take place within three months of the final set of banns being read. In some cases, you could be married without banns by using a Common Licence or a Special Licence, so do talk to the vicar as soon as possible about what to do whether you are going ahead with your original date or thinking of postponing your big day. Talk to your vicar for the latest local advice

What if I do decide to cancel?

If you cancel a church wedding, the fees are fully refundable.

Can I postpone?

Talk  or use the form below to make contact to the vicar about available dates later in the year as soon as you can. The vicar will be juggling lots of requests at this time, so do talk to them for help.

Photos of Vikki and Dan Wedding Day, thank you to them

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