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Saint Margaret's Hornby
Saint Michael the Archangel Whittington
Saint John the Baptist Arkholme
Saint John the Evangelist Gressingham
in the Lune Valley in north Lancashire

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Can we have a Church of England wedding?

Just check these five questions:

Can we have our Church of England wedding in one of these four churches?

The answer is yes -
you can get married in whichever of these four churches you choose -
as long as either the bride or the groom:
  1. has been living in one of the four parishes for at least six months, or
  2. previously lived in one of the four parishes for at least six months, or
  3. will be living in one of the four parishes for the last three months before the wedding day, or
  4. has at some stage attended services regularly in one of the four parishes for at least six months, or
  5. was baptised in one of the four parishes, or
  6. was prepared for confirmation in one of the four parishes, or
  7. has a parent who was married in one of the four parishes, or
  8. has a grandparent who was married in one of the four parishes, or
  9. has a parent who lives or previously lived in one of the four parishes for at least six months (after you were born), or
  10. has a parent who attended services regularly in one of the four parishes for at least six months (after you were born)
You must specify which of the above applies to you when you book your wedding.

You can check the exact parish boundaries by clicking here.

If none of the above applies, but you still have a genuine strong link with one of the four parishes, you can apply to the archbishop for a Special Licence. Contact the diocesan registrar for more information.

We very much regret that the Church of England is currently prevented by law from conducting weddings for same-sex couples, and we look forward to a change in this law.

Once you are satisfied that you definitely can get married here, click here to return to the main Weddings information page.

Even where it is not possible for us to conduct your wedding and legally register your marriage, we may be able to organise a very similar service of celebration and blessing following the legal registration of your marriage elsewhere - for example in a register office, or abroad, or in another licensed wedding venue. The same options apply, and at a slightly reduced cost. Email the vicar (vicar@these4parishes.co.uk) for more information.