What about divorcees and same-sex couples?
Although we believe marriage to be a life-long commitment, we all know that sometimes relationships break down. Along with most Church of England churches, the clergy at St Nick’s are happy to discuss with you remarriage after divorce. Please make an appointment with one of the clergy to talk about your own circumstances.
At the moment the Church of England does not allow us to conduct same-sex marriages. Whilst we actively campaign to change this situation, same-sex couples are very welcome at St Nick’s, and we can arrange a service to bless your marriage following a civil ceremony.
What about preparation and a rehearsal?
The time before getting married is very important, not just for booking reception venues and honeymoons, but also for thinking about the changes that are going to happen in your life when the day is over and you have put the photographs in an album.
Every year we invite all the couples planning their weddings at St Nick’s to get together and talk about some of the shared experiences of getting married. The sessions are enjoyable and fun and we have received very positive feedback about this time together. In the final session we invite the wedding ‘team’ at St Nick’s to introduce themselves, and you will have a chance to discuss your own plans with the musicians, the vergers, and the flower arrangers.
In the week preceding the wedding there is usually a rehearsal in church for the couple and their immediate friends and family.