Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage!
We want your day to be special and one that you will remember.
We would like to share in your celebrations and to assist you as you plan your wedding.
There are four Anglican (Church of England) Churches in central Windsor. Each church has its own unique features and character. Please feel free to visit them either at our regular worship times or at a time to suit you.
Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, High Street: open every day
Parish Church of St Stephen and St Agnes, Vansittart Road: open most days
All Saints' Church, Frances Road: open Tuesday & Saturday
Holy Trinity Parish & Garrison Church, Claremont Road: open 9:30-11:30am, Wednesday-Saturday.
Anyone who currently resides within the parish boundaries of these four churches is likely to be able to get married in one of the Team churches.
You can find out if you live within the Team boundaries by looking on www.achurchnearyou.com
Below are other ways that you can qualify:
If you or your fiancé(e)
- is on the (church) electoral roll of one of the four churches,
- has been baptised in one of the four churches,
- has been prepared for confirmation within the Team,
- has at any time lived within the Team boundaries for at least 6 months,
- has attended any Team church service regularly on a Sunday for at least 6 months.
Or if the parent(s) of either at any time after you were born:
- have lived within the Team boundaries for a period of at least 6 months.
Or if either of your parents or grandparents:
- were married in one of the Team churches.
If you do not qualify under any of the above, then you may choose to attend any one of the Team churches regularly on a Sunday (at least once a month) for a period of at least eight months before the date of your wedding. We can help you to show that you have been meeting these criteria.
It may be necessary to prove your entitlement to marry in Windsor by showing proof of residency, your parents' or grandparents' marriage certificate, your baptism or confirmation certificate. We will also ask to see your passports.
MARRIAGE AFTER DIVORCE
If one of you has been married before please speak with one of the clergy who will be happy to discuss this with you.
It may be possible in the Church of England to marry in church even if one or both partners have been divorced. We will talk with you about your situation and your hopes for a new beginning together and advise you.
The church also offers a Service of Prayer and Dedication after a Civil Marriage (sometimes called a 'Marriage Blessing').
Marriages may take place on any day of the week between 8am and 6pm. However, we do not accept weddings during Holy Week i.e. the seven days preceding Easter Sunday. We will liaise with you about the place, time and date of your wedding. Please remember that there are regular church services on Sundays and at other times during the week.
MARRIAGE OF FOREIGN NATIONALS
If you or your fiancée are not British nationals you will require a Superintendent Registrar's Marriage Schedule. We will be able to advise you when you speak to us about your wedding but the previous regulations concerning qualification to marry also apply.
Please talk to us so that we can assist you with your plans - initially please contact our Rector, the Revd Canon Sally Lodge (Revd Sally). You can also download a copy of our Wedding booklet here and the Church of England has created a helpful website for couples who wish to marry in church which can be accessed here.