St Nicholas Church

Weddings

Church Hill, Laindon, Essex. SS15 5RX
Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage.
We are delighted that you have chosen St. Nicholas Church for your ceremony, as weddings have been held here for over 700 years.
We are fortunate that the size of the church is perfect for both smaller weddings and larger ones – up to 100 guests.
We are able to organise an organist who can play almost any music you require.
Alternatively, recorded music can be played through our sound system.
Church of England Regulations

There are certain procedures that need to be followed for/within a church wedding so that both UK and Church Law requirements are met. Thus includes:
* The service needs to take place between 8am and 6pm on any day,
* Couples need to be over 18 years of age.

* You will need to demonstrate a connection to the church. This can include:
Living in the Parish for at least 6 months. Being Baptised (Christened), or Confirmed within the Parish.
Attending regular Church Services at the church for at least six months.
Your Parents, after you were born lived in the Parish or attended regular Church Services for at least six months.
 Your Parents or Grand-Parents where married in the Parish .

Proof of Identity needs to be provided (see checklist)
Copies of any final decree of absolute need to be provided (see checklist)
Checklist

At time of booking We ask for a £50 deposit to secure your date. This is non refundable but de-ducted from the final cost.
We will also need to see your passport or driving licence and you’ll need to bring a photocopy of it for us to keep on file, in order for us to meet legal requirements.
If your previous marriage has been dissolved, we will need a copy of the final decree of absolute. This is to be held on file and ensures we are meet-ing legal requirements.
If you live outside of our Parish, you will need to arrange for your Banns to be read at your Parish Church. We can “look up” which church this is for you, if your unsure. 4-6 weeks before we will read you Banns of Marriage at three continuous Sunday Church Services. We will let you know the dates for this in advance, so you can attend the church service if you wish. A month before we will send/issue an invoice for outstanding fees. This can be paid to our Wedding Co-Ordinator at a Sunday Service.

Things to consider Which hymns? - Usually two or three required.
Which Readings and who will read them?
Entrance/Exit Music
Order of Service - We can help you do this if need be.
Who will be the witnesses? Two people are re-quired to sign the registers with you.