Weddings at Oxon Church

If you are reading this page there’s a good chance it’s because you are planning your marriage. If that’s the case then ‘Congratulations!’ You’ve come to the right place. It doesn’t matter how far you’ve progressed with you planning we’d like to offer you our help and support to plan your special day.

There are many unique and special things about a church wedding to be cherished. It’s an experience both of you will treasure for the rest of your lives. Oxon Church, built in 1854, is a wonderful place to start your married life. We’d love to help you make your experience memorable, significant, spiritual, pleasing and Fantastic!

Who to Contact

While the vicar has a fair degree of latitude, there are a few important rules and regulations that must be followed when planning a church wedding. To see whether it is possible for you to get married at Oxon Church, and for more guidance please contact a member of our wedding team by email at: welcome@oxonchurch.co.uk or phone any of the team members:

Sue Seales on 01743 232 543

Ann Hartley on 01743 243 097

Jenny Onions on 01743 359 392

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Here’s Five Steps to Planning Your Marriage at Oxon Church

Step 1: Contact our Wedding Team

Send an email to our wedding team at welcome@oxonchurch.co.uk letting them know your good news. The three of you can set a time to talk with the Vicar about what needs be done next.

Step 2: Banns of Marriage

Banns of Marriage are announcements made by the Vicar to the congregation in the church declaring your intention to marry. They also provide an opportunity for anyone to come forward with a reason why it may not be lawful for the marriage to take place. Please come to the church for the reading of the banns if you can. All the congregation will be praying for you. It’s a special moment for you to enjoy as part of your preparation.

Step 3: Marriage Rehearsal

Always an exciting experience. A few days before your wedding day you can rehearse in the church all that is going to happen with everyone who will be involved.

Step 4: Your Wedding Day

Your wedding co-ordinator and the Vicar will do everything they can to make your wedding day service all you ever dreamed it would be for both of you and your guests. It will be a personal and spiritual experience you will remember for the rest of your life.

Step 5: After the Wedding

One of the lasting experiences to having your wedding in Oxon Church is that we will always be there for you down through the years. Many couples enjoy returning to the church each year on their wedding anniversary to receive prayers from the Vicar and remember the thrills and excitement of their wedding day. You may wish to do the same.

The Church on England Weddings Website

The Church of England has a delightful ‘Weddings’ website containing lots of great advice on how to plan your special day. Get yourself a cup of coffee and settle down for an informative browse by clicking HERE.

Rowton Castle

For your Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception we have strong links to historic 17th century Rowton Castle set in 17 acres of peaceful grounds featuring hidden pools, walled gardens and lovely woodland walks.

Discover more by clicking the link HERE.

Fees for your Wedding

Wedding fees include The Church of England statutory fees and Oxon Church fees to cover our specific costs. When your booking is confirmed we will send you a detailed breakdown and request the payment of a deposit.

The Church of England Statutory Wedding Fees for 2017 include:

Banns of Marriage, Marriage Fee and Marriage Certificate:  £469.00

Oxon Church Optional Fees:

Heating £20.00
Organist £100.00
Verger £55.00
General Donation £110.00
Video £50.00
Music (Sheet/recorded music that has been specially purchased) Cost plus 10%
Music (Provision of recorded or taped music) £25.00

Note: These fees are subject to change at any time.

Oxon Church Parish Fees for 2017 can be downloaded HERE.

Music For Your Wedding

 

In early 2017 Oxon Church installed a new Makin Organ. It’s incredibly powerful capable of bringing an exceedingly rewarding range of feeling to any music you care to choose. From the delightful ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’ by Bach to traditional favourites like ‘Here comes the bride’: Wagner’s ‘Bridal Chorus’ from Lohengrin. Our organist will be delighted to play any music you care to choose.

To give you a few ideas of music for your special day have a look at the Classic FM Wedding music: a step by step guide HERE.