MARRIAGE

MARRIAGE

ENQUIRY STAGE

Initial enquiries regarding the use of the Sacred Heart Church for your wedding should be made in person to the parish priest via the parish office. All subsequent meetings, bookings and arrangements will be done through the office.

No wedding bookings will be taken over the telephone or by email.

In order to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony in the Catholic Church, at least one of you must be a Catholic. If you do not normally worship at the Sacred Heart Church, please state the name of the parish where you normally attend Mass and give the reasons you wish to marry here (for instance, personal connection to the Sacred Heart or one of our schools).

Please remember that it is important to approach the church first before making your plans for a reception venue. We do not have weddings on a Sunday.

No dates will be confirmed until you both meet with the parish priest.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION

Your wedding should be the culmination of much prayer and reflection. Your priest will guide you this process. To assist you in this, it is required that both of you attend Marriage Preparation either with a priest here or your local parish.

ORDER OF SERVICE

You may choose to have a Wedding Service, or (if both spouses are Catholic) a Nuptial Mass which can be in English or Latin. Please consult with the priest helping you regarding this question.

There is a choice of readings and music to be made in either case.

MUSIC

There are a number of options for music in the church and we will be happy to discuss these with you.  You may wish to have an organist and choir, and we will be happy to help you with this.

Please note that only sacred music can be used at weddings in our church.

CHURCH PREPARATIONS AND FEES

The current Fees for a wedding held at the Sacred Heart Church are available from the parish office.

Should you require further assistance or clarification, please do not hesitate to ask. It is our wish to make your Wedding Day as memorable as possible.

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