It is such an exciting time as you look ahead to the rest of your life with a companion, friend, lover, help and guide – a husband or wife. We would be delighted to preside at your wedding and prepare you for your marriage. First, though, we would need to establish your connection to Pagham Parish. There are full details via the links below, but in short you can marry in St Thomas à Becket’s Church if you live in the parish or if you have an historic connection – for example you used to live in the parish or your parents were married in the church. There are several other ‘qualifying connections’ which you can read about via the link. If you qualify then we would meet to make one another’s acquaintance and formally book your wedding, as well as meeting several times thereafter: for a marriage preparation day (the wedding is only the first day of the rest of your lives), to plan your particular service, to have a rehearsal and perhaps on other occasions too.
Christian marriage is a wonderful gift from God where before Him and the community husband and wife declare their love and fidelity and seek to grow in love, guided by He who is the author of Love.