Hoddesdon Parish Church

St Catherine & St Paul

Getting Married

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Congratulations on your engagement. If you live in our parish and have not been married before, you have a right to be married in your parish church. We would love to help you make this the most special day of your lives. Please contact our vicar Rachel for more details.

If you have been married before, talk to the vicar. You may still be able to be married in church, but there are a number of guidelines that must be followed.

If you don't live in Hoddesdon Parish, you may still be able to be married here, if for example you used to live here and have moved away, your parents live here, or you were baptised here. There are guidelines established, so contact us and make an appointment to talk it through with the vicar.

Once the wedding is booked, we will talk to you about marriage preparation: we run a day course in conjunction with other local churches, which you will need to attend prior to your wedding. Marriage preparation is essential, a reminder that it is not just about one day, but the rest of your lives.

The Vicar will then meet up with you nearer to the wedding date to discuss hymns, readings, vows, fees and everything else connected with the big day.