Weddings

A Church wedding is a wonderful occasion: a happy couple, standing up before their friends and families, in the presence of God, declaring their love for one another. The Church of England conducts thousands of weddings every year and we would be delighted to answer any queries about your hopes for your wedding.

If you are interested in being married in one of our churches, there are several things you need to know.

You are very welcome

Churches are always delighted to welcome new people and visitors to services. It is a real privilege to get to know a couple preparing for marriage.

Are you legally allowed to be married in that particular church?

If you have an existing connection with a church or parish (e.g. you or your parents live in the parish or you have been a member of the church in the past) then the legal formalities for a wedding should be straightforward to arrange. To see all the possible legal connections to a church, click here.

If you don't have an existing connection with a church and your wedding is more than six months away there may be time to establish a connection by attending services regularly between now and your wedding. You are very welcome to begin attending services. Do introduce yourself when you visit. You can also contact the vicar (see below) to find out more.

Where can I find answers to my questions about getting married in Church?

yourchurchwedding.org is the best place to find answers to many of your questions, but your vicar can help too.

Who do you need to contact in order to enquire about booking a wedding?

In most cases, you will need to talk to the vicar or minister in the church.

If you hope to be married in:

  • St Mary, Alne
  • St Mary, Myton on Swale
  • St Mary Magdalene, Thormanby
  • St Michael, Tollerton
  • St Peter, Brafferton
  • St Stephen, Aldwark

Please contact the church administrator, Arthur.  Tel: 01347 838122; email: office@abchurches.org.uk

If you hope to be married in:

  • St John the Baptist and All Saints, Easingwold
  • St Mary, Raskelf

Please contact The Revd Margaret Young. Tel: 01347 821394; email: margareteyoung@btopenworld.com

If you hope to be married in

  • All Hallows, Sutton on the Forest
  • St Helen and the Holy Cross, Sheriff Hutton
  • St Leonard, Farlington
  • St Mary, Marton on the Forest
  • St Nicholas, Stillington

Please contact The Revd Stephen Whiting Tel: 01347 810251

If you hope to be married in

  • All Saints, Brandsby
  • St Cuthbert, Crayke
  • St Mary, Carlton Husthwaite
  • St Michael, Coxwold
  • St Nicholas, Husthwaite

Please contact The Revd Liz Hassall. Weddings do not usually take place at Holy Trinity, Yearsley or St Thomas, Wass, but please do contact Liz and ask.  Tel: 01347 822809; email: revliz@trundlebug.co.uk

If you hope to be married in

  • All Saints, Newton-on-Ouse
  • Holy Evangelists, Shipton by Beningbrough
  • St Giles, Skelton

Please contact The Revd Malcolm Wainwright.  Tel: 01904 471351; email: malcolm@wainwright.eclipse.co.uk

If you hope to be married in

  • St Mary the Virgin, Strensall

Please contact The Revd Martin Harrison.  Tel: 01904 490683; email: vicar@strensallstmarys.org.uk