Booking a Wedding in the

Parish of Gelligaer

Iaith Gymraeg

 

Getting Married in the Parish of Gelligaer

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Your wedding day should be the most special day in your life. If you are planning to marry in any of our Parish Churches you consider the following:

 

What is the cost of your wedding?

See the table below outlaying the wedding fees for the churches of:

St. Catwg and St. Margaret

The total cost payable for your wedding will be:
Total Fee Payable
£550
Charges are reviewed by the PCC early in each New Year and amended normally to reflect inflation.

 

If a banns certificate is required for marriage at another church, there will be a charge of £30.00 for the certificate.

A non-refundable deposit of £100.00 is required at the time a firm booking in made. Unfortunately, late cancellations and changes to the timing have caused considerable problems in the past. The £100.00 is, of course, part of the total fee shown above should the wedding ceremony go ahead as planned.

 

Legal formalities ~ Banns of Marriage

The reading of the Banns of Marriage is a legal requirement that the Church must fulfil. Your Banns of Marriage will be required to be read out in each of the Parishes where you live.

The Banns need to be read on the three Sundays in the three months prior to your wedding. The Parish Priest will announce your intention to marry during the service. If both of you live in different parishes you will need to arrange for your Banns to be read in both of the respective Parishes. It is your responsibility to visit the other parish priest in order to ask them to do this. If you are not resident but on the electoral roll your Banns must be read in that Parish and the Parish in which you are resident.

Once the Banns are read the priest will give you a certificate showing that there have be no objections to the wedding. You will then need to give this certificate to the priest that will perform the wedding ceremony. Without the certificate you will not be allowed to get married. There will be a charge for the certificate.

The Wedding Service

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As part of the marriage service you will promise to love and support each other until you die. The wedding ceremony that you will take part in is a traditional services that cannot be altered or amended to suit the individual. The vows that you undertake are set and it is not possible to write your own or add to the vows.

The emphasis today is on sharing responsibilities, possessions and love as a partnership. The bride no longer promises to 'obey'.

The traditional service consists of a processional march, two hymns during the service and a recessional march. However, it is not a condition that two hymns are sung but please bear in mind that these cannot be replaced with non-religious, non-Christian songs.

Please repect the fact that the Parish Priest has the final say on the music that you have chosen for the ceremony.

 

 

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