Getting married is one of the most important and exciting steps in your life.  If you choose to be married in church, then you are seeking God’s blessing on your relationship. We will do everything we can to help you prepare for your special day so that you can enjoy the rest of your lives together. 

To make an enquiry about having your wedding here, please send us an email  here or you can speak to one of the clergy after a service. 

If either or both of you live within the geographical boundary of our parish then you have the right to be married in this church (so long as you are otherwise legally eligible to be married in the UK.) If neither of you lives in Kirkham parish then it may still be possible for you to get married here but we will need to establish what is called a qualifying connection to the church. This is a legal requirement but there are a number of criteria. If a family member has been married here, if you or a family member has been baptised, confirmed or has regularly worshipped here, if family members have been buried here, if you lived for a length of time in the parish or if you or family members have attended St Michael's primary school then this would be sufficient. If none of these apply to you then there is a way of making a connection - you can become a member of our congregation. If you're willing and able to attend church regularly (six months is the standard time frame) then this would count. You are always welcome at any and all of our services. 


When you make an enquiry we will arrange to meet with you and go through everything that needs sorting out before a wedding can take place. We can answer any questions that you have and help you prepare for the start of your married life together. It can be expensive to get married. You probably already know that! There is a set charge for a church wedding which changes each year. This fee is set nationally and we have no control over it. In addition there are charges for the use of our organist, the bellringers and the choir if you would like to have these. The fees are quite reasonable. As a rough idea, the ceremony will likely cost in the region of £700 depending on which of the extras you would like. That means that the ceremony can actually be one of the cheaper parts of a wedding when compared to honeymoons, dresses etc! Plus, we are the people who actually get you married. Everything else is an extra. That said, we wouldn't want financial difficulties to be a reason that people weren't getting married so if you're on a budget please come and speak to us in confidence. There are ways of spreading out the cost. 

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Marriage after Divorce

The Church wishes you a lifetime of love that grows and flourishes, but we recognise that some marriages do fail for all sorts of sad, difficult and painful reasons.  So in certain circumstances the Church of England accepts that a divorced person may marry again, and this has been the case since 2002.

There may therefore be a way forward for you to remarry at this church but you would need to talk this through with the Vicar.  The Vicar will want to talk gently but candidly about your past and hopes for the future, and will then be able to advise you.

All decisions in respect of marriage after divorce are in accordance with the House of Bishops' Advice to Clergy November 2002.

Further information about getting married in the Church of England can be found here.

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