The Church of England understands Holy Matrimony as a state blessed by God between one man and one woman and getting married is probably one of the biggest steps in life that anyone can take. If you live in Kingsteignton or Teigngrace, or have one of the connections listed below, and are interested in getting married at St Michael's or St Peter & St Paul's, please contact Father Mark using the e-mail link at the bottom of this page, or ring 01626 355127.
You can also find out lots about getting married in Church by visiting the Church of England website at www.churchofengland.org/life-events/weddings.
It is possible to have a wedding in a parish that is part of the Church of England, such as St Michael's in Kingsteignton or St Peter & St Paul's in Teigngrace, if you can show that one of you:
- has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months, or
- was baptised (christened) in the parish concerned, or
- is confirmed and your confirmation was entered in the register of confirmations for a church or chapel in the parish (this will usually be the case if you were prepared for confirmation in the parish), or
- has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months
That one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
- has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months, or
- has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months
That one of your parents or grandparents:
- was married in the parish
And did you know that if you move into Kingsteignton or Teigngrace, you’re immediately connected to St Michael's or St Peter & St Paul's? That means you can marry in the church of your new parish.
If you have been married before but that marriage has been dissolved, it may still be possible for you to be married at St Michael's or St Peter & St Paul's. Please contact Fr Mark to explore this further by ringing 01626 355127, or click here to e-mail us..
If you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, you could create one, simply by attending your chosen church’s usual services at least once a month for six consecutive months. If you decide to do this, leave enough time after your attendance for the banns to be read before your wedding too – about another two months should be enough.
Please note, in all cases, the legal regulations outlined above apply only to Church of England services.