The Church of the Holy Angels, Lilliput is a wonderful venue to have your marriage service. It is of course a beautiful church but more importantly holding the ceremony in church means seeking God's blessing for your relationship. It also means you will be held in the prayers of the local Christian community.
All couples are invited to an initial meeting with the Vicar. For weddings between citizens with UK or EEA passports, marriage is normally by 'banns'. This means that an announcement is made on three consecutive weeks in church in the three months before you are to be married. If you live in Lilliput and hold UK or EEA passports you will automatically qualify to be married here. If you do not live in Lilliput but have a special connection to the church or Parish (for example you used to live here, your parents live here, you or your parents worship or used to worship at Holy Angels) it may well still be possible.
For weddings where at least one of the wedding couple holds a non-EEA Passport, you will almost certainly need to be married by a Superindentent Registrar's Certificate instead of banns. Please call the Vicar and she will explain the process you need to go through.
If either party has been divorced, marriage in church is possible, but not automatic. In line with Church of England policy, marriage of divorcees is allowed within certain conditions. The couple is encouraged to meet with the Vicar to discuss their circumstances.
If you would like to consider getting married at Holy Angels', the best thing to do would be to come along to a service on a Sunday and to see the church for yourself and introduce yourself to the Vicar.
For married couples who wish to give thanks for their marriage and to seek God's blessing, there is the opportunity to have a special ceremony with their family and friends in church. This may be for a couple who were originally married some time ago in a civil ceremony at a Register Office and who have now decided to bring their marriage under God and to renew their vows according to the church's understanding of marriage. Alternatively, it may be for a couple married some years ago in church and who have reached a special anniversary or a significant moment in their relationship.
For an initial conversation or to book a meeting with the Vicar contact the Revd Louise Ellis on 01202 708567 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org