Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13.4-7
If you are on this page. We suppose congratulations are in order!!! Well done, we are so happy for you. A wedding is one of life’s great moments, a time of solemn commitment as well as good wishes, feasting and joy. St. John tells us how Jesus shared in such an occasion at Cana, and gave there a sign of new beginnings as he turned water into wine. Marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship, as his blessing enables husband and wife to love and support each other in good times and in bad, and to share in the care and upbringing of children. For Christians, marriage is also an invitation to share life together in the spirit of Jesus Christ. It is based upon a solemn, public and lifelong covenant between a man and a woman, declared and celebrated in the presence of God and before witnesses. We are delighted that you are considering getting married in our church.Many couples enjoy a wedding at St Mary’s. We can offer a choir, bell ringers and flower arranging as options. And there are ample parking spaces in and around the church yard as well as various reception venues with good transport links to the church.
As the Parish Church of Oatlands in Weybridge, we would conduct the marriage services of all those who live within our parish boundaries. Please use this link to check if you live within our boundaries http://www.achurchnearyou.com/stmaryoatlands/. If not, we could still conduct your marriage service provided you meet any of the other Qualifying Connections which can be found here https://www.churchofengland.org/our-views/marriage,-family-and-sexuality-issues/marriage/more-choice-of-church-wedding.aspx .
If you think you are qualified, please do get in touch with our Wedding Coordinator here. If you are considering remarrying after divorce, please do let the Wedding Coordinator be aware of this as soon as possible. Although we do consider marriage after divorce, this is done at the discretion of the Vicar . Couples who have chosen to marry at St Mary’s are encouraged to attend a marriage preparation day at a date which would be communicated to you as soon as possible. You could also download an information FAQ BOOKLET FOR MARRIAGE COUPLES here which might answer many of your FAQ. Or contact our Wedding Coordinator by email weddingcoordinator@