A wedding is one of life’s great moments, a time of solemn commitment as well as good wishes, feasting and joy.

The gift of marriage brings husband and wife together in the delight and tenderness of sexual union and joyful commitment.

Marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship, which allows husband and wife to love and support each other in good times and in bad. Marriage is the foundation of family life in which children may be born and nurtured.

The wedding day is an occasion to celebrate God’s purposes and to pray for God’s blessing.

Getting Married in the Parish Church

The Parish of St. Paul’s covers much of the Carlton area of Nottingham. For those who are resident in the Parish or on the Electoral Roll of the Church arrangements to get married at St. Paul’s are straightforward. Simply contact Revd. Wendy Murphy who is the Associate Minister of the church and the minister who will most likely conduct your Marriage Service.

If you don’t live in the Parish but have a special connection with St. Paul’s, for example, your parents were married at the church, then it is also worth making an enquiry.

The Publication of Banns

Most couples marry after the publication of Banns. The publication of Banns is a public announcement of a couple’s intention to marry and an application has to be made to the church or churches involved.

Fees from 1st January 2017

Parochial Fees prepared by the Archbishop’s Council
Marriage Service 656-00
Publication of Banns 28-00
Certificate of Banns (when required) 13-00


There will always be some flowers in church. You are of course welcome to make your own arrangements.

Planning the Service

The Officiating Minister will want to discuss the Service with you to decide on processional music, hymns, Bible readings and any special items.

More information about weddings can be found on the Church of England's website

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