The Sacrament
of Marriage

Preliminary information for your Wedding at
The Church of the Annunciation
& Church of the Holy Family Parish

You have chosen to have your wedding here
in one of our Catholic churches.
In order for this happy event to take place
the following criteria must first be met.

1. One party must be a Baptised Catholic,
Resident within the Parish, or have the express permission
of your Parish Priest/Bishop
(if you are resident outside the Diocese of Hallam)
to be married in this Church.

2. completed an application for marriage,
a Marriage Preparation Course and have been interviewed by the
Parish Priest.

3. You must not have been married or attempted marriage
before in any other religious or non religious ceremony
(If this is the case inform the Parish Priest immediately upon enquiry).

Preparing for your Wedding Day can be long and demanding
and in order to make things a little easier
we have prepared this sheet for you
to keep along with all your other wedding planning papers.
It details some of the most fundamental things you need
to take care of before your wedding ceremony.

What you need to do:

1. Contact the Registry Office Telephone: 01246 271405
to acquire a Marriage Licence
(Two pieces of Blue Paper)
which must me given to the Parish Priest as soon as possible.

2. Register for Marriage Preparation with the Marriage Preparation Team.
This is a course of at least 7 sessions
which must be completed prior to your Wedding.

3. Make an appointment to see the Parish Priest
to discuss your wedding ceremony.

4. Make an appointment to see the Director of Music
to discuss your Wedding Music.

5. Make an appointment with the Florists here to discuss your
Wedding Flowers.

Things to Note:
Ask your Photographer to contact the Parish priest well in advance of
your Wedding.

Only your official Photographer may take photos during the
Wedding Ceremony.

Videos are to be arranged well in advance and are subject
to additional fees due to performance rites on the music.

Wedding Attire

In Choosing your Wedding Attire (Wedding Dress Suits etc.)
remember, they must be suitable to wear in Church.
What may be deemed suitable for a registry office or Hotel,
may not be appropriate for a Catholic Church.

Christian Marriage

Christian marriage is a sacrament
and therefore before receiving this sacrament
you ought to make a well-prepared Sacramental Confession
and ask God to forgive the past
and give you the strength to move forward for your future together.

To download
a list of Suitable Music

Please click here