Congratulations if you are preparing to get married. We would be delighted to be part of your wedding day. To help you, we have put together some answers to common questions to guide you as you begin to plan your special day.
Can I get married in St Matthew & St James Church, Mossley Hill?
In order to marry in any Church of England church a couple first has to show one of seven possible connections. The most common are that you live in the parish, or that you already attend the church. However, there are several other connections which may enable you to marry here. You can look through the list of connections and check which parish you live in here. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Church Administrator, Kathryn, if you are unsure about any of this.
How much will it cost?
The Church of England sets the statutory fees for weddings each year and each church has discretion to add fees for a verger and heating costs. For a copy of the fees for the current year please contact Kathryn.
Can I get married in church if I’ve been divorced?
The Church of England agreed in 2002 that divorced people could remarry in church under certain circumstances. We believe that marriage is for life, but also recognise that sadly, some marriages do fail. If this is your situation then please contact our administrator and she will make you an appointment for you to speak to the Vicar. They will want to talk to you frankly about your past and your hopes for the future and will let you know whether they can
Is the church accessible?
There is a level entrance, which is wheelchair accessible. We have accessible toilets and baby change facilities. There is a hearing loop and parking for people with blue badge eligibility.
Can I have my reception in the Church grounds?
Yes! We have a lovely, recently refurbished hall and also space for a marquee. For more details please contact us
How do I make a booking?
Contact our Church Administrator Kathryn Topping. She will be able to check possible dates for you and check whether you have an eligible connection (see above). If you have any questions about the process, then please don’t hesitate to contact her in the first instance to have a chat about it.
To find more information about planning a wedding do have a look at the Church of England website.