Weddings

The marriage service should be the highlight of your wedding day, and we will work closely with you to make this possible. All Saints’ or St Peter’s churches are the perfect setting for a beautiful wedding, with their inspiring architecture and superb choirs. We have a team of dedicated clergy who are committed to helping you make the very best of your day.

Requirements

In order to book a wedding, there are a number of legal requirements to be satisfied. If you live in the western part of the City Centre, the Park, certain parts of Radford or the Arboretum area, it is likely that you will live in the parish and therefore qualify to be married in All Saints’ or St Peter’s churches on geographical grounds. However, a couple is able to marry in one of the churches of the parish if they can show at least one of the following connections with the parish:

  • One of you was baptised in one of the churches of the parish
  • One of you was prepared for Confirmation in the parish
  • One of you has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
  • One of you has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
  • One of your parents, at any time after you were born, has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
  • One of your parents, at any time after you were born, has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
  • One of your parents or grandparents was married in a church in the parish.

For those who do not have any of these connections, if you attend one or more of the churches in the parish for at least six months (worshipping at least once a month) you would normally qualify to be married in this parish. This is also a good way of becoming familiar with the church in which you plan to be married. Being divorced does not necessarily create a difficulty, but please mention your circumstances to the clergy during your first meeting. If one or both parties to a proposed marriage do not have British citizenship, additional procedures will be necessary in order to ensure that you have the legal right to be married in this parish. Information on the marriage of foreign nationals may be found here.

Preparing for your wedding

Once you have decided to get married at one of our churches, one of the clergy will meet with you for a preliminary meeting to talk over the kind of service that you would like, and to help you with some choices.

Couple discuss their wedding plans with a priest
Couple discuss their wedding plans with a priest

Your wedding service can include your own choice of music, readings, hymns and prayers. Most weddings last around 40 minutes, including the signing of the registers. If you are a regular church-goer, you may like to have your wedding in the context of a Holy Communion Service. In this style of service, the bride & groom receive communion after they are married, and the choir may sing one of the superb liturgical settings. A wealth of information about Church weddings is available at YourChurchWedding.org.

Do I have to be baptised?

The simple answer is ‘no’. However, your marriage in church will be a Christian service, and this may be the opportunity to think seriously about being baptised or any other matters of faith.

Wedding Preparation

A happy marriage does not just happen; it takes a lot of hard work. We see it as a privilege to help engaged couples work towards making their marriage a happy one. We invite you to explore your hopes and fears for the future, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Nearer the time, it will also be necessary to set a date for a rehearsal, which will be the opportunity to run through the whole service in church.  All the key people in the wedding service should normally attend the rehearsal.

Calling your banns

The Church of England has a legal requirement that “banns of marriage” be called, which means that your intention of getting married has to be announced in the parish where you reside, as well as in the church where you are to be married. This public notice of your intentions is a way of ensuring that your marriage is allowable under the law, and gives others the right to make legal objections if this is not the case.

Photographs

We try to ensure that the service is an act of worship for all who come, and as such we do not encourage the use of video cameras or flash photography. However, there are some circumstances when a video recording of the service is desired, and we will accommodate these, although the structure of fees for wedding services does mean that a video recording will add considerably to the music costs. Your photographer can speak to the clergy before the wedding and get their permission for photos during the signing of the registers, and general photos of the service without flash. We usually allow half an hour for photographs outside the church after the service, or inside if it is wet.

A wedding at St Peter’s Church

Confetti

Some of your guests may have confetti, which may be thrown as you enter your car by the church gate.

Flowers

You will have to make your own arrangements for flowers in church. For opening times prior to the service, please contact the Parish Office.

Choirs and bells

Our Directors of Music will gladly talk to you about the availability of the choir for your wedding, and about possible music for the service. It is also possible to arrange for bells to be rung at your service (normally after the service is ended); this is done via the parish office.

Fees for 2018

Total (including church & diocese fees)                 £484

Optional extras
Whilst we make every effort to ensure that these extras are available, should you request them, we ask you to note that we cannot guarantee them.

Order of Service
Black & White                        £50
Colour                                     £75    (c.100 copies, if required)

6 Bells (if available)           £150
8 Bells                                     £200
10 Bells                                    £250
12 bells                                    £300

If bells are required before AND after the service, please note that this fee will be doubled.

Organist                                  £70/90* / £125 (with choir)

Choir (subject to availability)           £120 (upper voices only) / £220 (full choir)

*This depends on the amount of music required

Recording fees – if a recording is made of the service (either video or audio) the organist fee will be increased by 50%, in regulation with RSCM guidelines.

We ask for a non-refundable deposit of £100 to book the church. Please make cheques payable to:  St Peter & All Saints PCC

Contact Details

Contact Information

Please contact the Parish Office for details of any events or to get in touch with a member of staff.

All correspondence should be sent to the Parish Office (not to All Saints’ or St Peter’s church).

The office is situated on the upper floor of the St Peter's Centre, on the south side of St Peter's Church and adjacent to Marks & Spencers.

Further Information

If you wish to trace a former resident or member of the parish, please address your requests to the Nottinghamshire Archives.

For information on service times at All Saints' & St Peter's, please visit the Services page.

Charity Number: 1130298

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The Parish Office
St Peter's Centre, St Peter's Square
Nottingham, United Kingdom,
NG1 2NW

0115 948 3658
(+44 115 948 3658 outside the UK)

office@nottinghamchurches.org

Monday 9am - 3.30pm
Tuesday 9am - 3.30pm
Wednesday 9am - 3.30pm
Thursday 9am - 3.30pm
Friday 9am - 3.30pm

All Saints' Church
Raleigh Street, NG7 4DP

Open during Sunday and weekday services and on Tuesdays from 9.45 – 12.30 pm


St Peter's Church
St Peter's Gate, NG1 2NW

Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
(and for Sunday services)

Contact Details

Please contact the Parish Office for details of any events or to get in touch with a member of staff.

All correspondence should be sent to the Parish Office (not to All Saints’ or St Peter’s church).

The office is situated on the upper floor of the St Peter's Centre, on the south side of St Peter's Church and adjacent to Marks & Spencers.

Further Information

If you wish to trace a former resident or member of the parish, please address your requests to the Nottinghamshire Archives.

For information on service times at All Saints' & St Peter's, please visit the Services page.

Charity Number: 1130298

Data Privacy Notice

Follow Us

Contact Information

The Parish Office
St Peter's Centre, St Peter's Square
Nottingham, United Kingdom,
NG1 2NW

0115 948 3658
(+44 115 948 3658 outside the UK)

office@nottinghamchurches.org

Monday 9am - 3.30pm
Tuesday 9am - 3.30pm
Wednesday 9am - 3.30pm
Thursday 9am - 3.30pm
Friday 9am - 3.30pm


All Saints' Church
Raleigh Street, NG7 4DP

Open during Sunday and weekday services and on Tuesdays from 9.45 – 12.30 pm


St Peter's Church
St Peter's Gate, NG1 2NW

Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
(and for Sunday services)


Charity Number: 1130298