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Church Weddings

The perfect wedding reception venue for a church wedding; to help you along the way, here is some detail to consider

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Reading the Banns

Most Church of England marriages require banns to be read out in church before the wedding can take place. As well as being a legal requirement, the reading of your banns is a special public occasion, when people in church hear of your intention to marry. Banns are read in the parish where each of you lives as well as the church in which are you to be married, if this is in another parish. The banns are called on in church for three (usually but not always consecutive) Sundays during the three months before the wedding.

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Church Weddings at Rowton Castle

The Church

Lots of people marry in their local church, but another may have special significance for you through family or another connection.

If you are a regular worshipper in a church outside the parish in which you live, it is usually possible to be married there. If you are not a regular worshipper you will normally be expected to attend services for at least six months to become eligible to be married in a church other than your parish church, or have a special connection to the parish in which you would like to marry. If you would like to get married in a parish where neither of you resides or is a regular worshipper, you may need to talk to the parish priest.

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Local Churches

You may wish to consider the following churches, all just a short drive from Rowton Castle. 

St George, Pontesbury | Reverend Margaret Angela Jones | 01743 792221 (19 mins)

Oxon Church | Reverend David O'Brien | 01743 231427 (9 mins)

Shrewsbury Cathedral | Canon Jonathan Mitchell | 01743 362366 (20 mins) 

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