The Alter of St Laurence's

Weddings - Do We Qualify? - Marriage and the Law

 

Firstly, we need to explain the law regarding marriages in the Church of England. New laws mean that it is now easier for couples to be married in the church of their choice. You can be married at St Laurence’s church Adwick-le-Street or St Michael and All Angels, Skelbrooke if:

 

  • you or your partner were baptised or confirmed in the parish

  • your parent or grandparent was married in the parish by a Church of England service 

  • you or your partner have lived in the parish for at least 6 months at any time 
  • your parent have lived in the parish for at least 6 months during your lifetime 
  • you have habitually attended public worship at Church of England services in the parish for at least 6 months at any time 
  • your parent has habitually attended public worship at Church of England services in the parish for at least 6 months during your lifetime


and if none of the above apply then you can be married here if at least one of you becomes a regular attender for 6 months or more prior to your banns being read.


Our usual pattern of services is at 11:00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. on Sundays at St Laurence’s and at 9.30 a.m. on Thursdays. Please check on the notice board and in the Parish Magazine (available in church) for seasonal variations.