Marrying in Church is personal, meaningful and spiritual just as you would want it to be.
St Thomas’ is a special and unique place to get married and we extend a warm welcome to couples seeking to be married here.
The prayers, promises and the whole service of celebration become part of your marriage both on the day itself and beyond and it is a joy and privilege for the church to share in such a special occasion.
A church is not just a wedding venue, it is unique and will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage as it includes God and looks to him for help and guidance. God’s blessing is the key item for many couples whatever their beliefs.
Our Vicar plays a key role in your wedding as they can blend ancient tradition and modern views to convey your story and provide a wedding service that is personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.
After your wedding St Thomas’ will always be here for you.
How do we get married at St. Thomas’?
The first thing to do is to contact the Parish Office, and a member of staff will discuss the whole process with you. You will be able to check that the date you would like is available and then complete an application form to confirm your church booking. Weddings can be on any day of the week (although not usually Sundays)
When do we have to book?
It is best to book the church as soon as you have decided to get married. We currently have bookings up to a year in advance but there are still plenty of spare dates in the calendar. It is important to check with us that the church is available before booking your reception. There is no booking fee but we do ask that you notify us if your plans change, otherwise we may have to make a charge for cancellation.
Does it matter where we live?
The Church of England operates a parish based system which means that residents of the parish of Upshire are welcome to be married in St Thomas’. It is also possible to be married in church if you have a qualifying connection, for example if you have lived here in the past or if your parents live in the Parish or you worship regularly at St Thomas’ for at least six months.
If you are interested in marrying at St Thomas’ and you are not sure if you qualify please do get in touch and we are happy to discuss options with you.
What does it cost?
This is a difficult question to answer and it depends a lot on what type of service you want. Please do contact the Parish Office and we would be happy to talk through the various fees with you.