Marriages | Farlam Church


We are sorry that weddings can only take place with extremely limited numbers: the couple, two witnesses and the priest. No organist or vergers will be in attendance.
Banns cannot be read as public worship is suspended, but a couple can instead apply for a Common License from the Diocesan Surrogate, and the fee for this will be waived.
Unfortunately it is impossible at this stage to tell when these restrictions will be lifted.

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Getting Married at Farlam

The church is in a beautiful rural setting on top of the hill. The building has classic architecture and plenty of space.

We are delighted when we are approached by a couple wanting to get married. The church is in a beautiful rural setting

Marriage is a gift of God, it is something we wish to support and celebrate. However there are legal rules about who can get married where, so if you are considering a wedding at Farlam Church, do please get in touch with the vicar as your first step so we can clarify what’s possible.

Of course we recognise also that married life can be tough, that there’s no such thing as a perfect marriage, and that we are human and sometimes marriages break down.  This is why we ask couples who are planning a wedding in our churches to attend a Marriage Preparation Day in the March before their wedding. It’s why we believe the resources of faith and prayer, guidance and  forgiveness that the Church offers are so important.

If you want to get married in church and have been married before, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the vicar to have a conversation about the way forward.

Cost of weddings in the church are available on the church of England website. Local cost include the verger and organist.