In marriage God is taking two people and joining them together as man and wife, united by the bond of marriage. Jesus taught us that this bond should not be broken, and so Christian marriage is life-long and is far more than just a legal statement of two people’s intention to be together.

In England there are legal as well as religious rules about who can be married. At present in order to be married at least one of the partners must either live in the parish of Heavitree or St Marys Steps or have close associations with the parish, both must be 18 or over and neither partner should be divorced with their previous spouse still living.

If you are thinking of getting married one of the clergy would be happy to talk with you about the possibilities of a church wedding.