Arrange Your Marriage

Rosemary Eld - Baptism ad Wedding Coordinator

If you would like to arrange your wedding at Harbury then please contact the Rectory.

Tel: 01926 714295 or Email:

Who can get married at All Saints Church?

You are welcome to be married at All Saints if just one of the following applies:

  • One of you lives in the parish
  • One of you was baptised in or prepared for confirmation in the parish
  • One of you has at any time regularly attended public worship in the parish for six months or more
  • One of your parents has lived in the parish for six months or more in your lifetime
  • One of your parents had regularly attended public worship in the parish for six months or more in your lifetime
  • One of your parents or grandparents were married in the parish

If you can provide evidence that you fulfil one of the above criteria you will be married at All Saints by banns. This means your intention to get married is announced on three consecutive Sundays in the months prior to your wedding, at the 10:30am service. If one of you lives elsewhere you will also need to get your banns read in that parish in the three months before the wedding. 

When this has happened you collect a certificate which you pass on to All Saints confirming that the banns have been read and that there has been no legal objection to your marriage.

Marriage preparation

After your initial meeting with the minister taking the service you and all other couples for your year will be invited to a marriage preparation day. This is organised by the Southern Deanery. The focus of the day is on your marriage which is a lifetime rather than on your wedding which is forty minutes.

About three months before your wedding we will contact whoever is conducting the service. This time the focus is on your wedding as we think about the meaning of the words you are going to say and go through the Order of Service. At your first appointment with one of the clergy you will have received a draft Order of Service to base yours on. If you need another copy please contact the Parish Office.

On the Thursday evening before your wedding there is always a rehearsal for the couple, the best man, the bridesmaids and whoever is giving the bride away.

What about marriage after divorce?

If one of you has been married before and has a former spouse still living it may be possible for you to get married at All Saints. The Church of England requires that all couples in this situation answer various questions when they meet the vicar. The questions will be sent to you prior to the meeting. It is only after this that a decision is made. 

What do we need to do next?

If you think you are eligible to get married at All Saints please contact us :

Tel: 01926 714295 or Email:

We will send you more information and a form to register your details. 

View our table of fees.

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Liz McBride - Church Warden

Liz McBride

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