If you're thinking of getting married... Congratulations!

Your Wedding

A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance. God’s blessing is the main attraction for many couples, whatever their beliefs. You can make amazing vows, or promises, in a church. You can only make vows this big in a church. These vows, made in public, will help you to stay together and grow together. God and your church are there for you to help you keep your vows.

A wedding is a very special day in a couple’s life and it is our privilege that so many couples choose to tie the knot in one of our two churches. Holy Cross and St. Helen’s want to help make your wedding day extra special and be part of the memories that you will cherish forever.

In the Parish of Boultham we have two churches in which you can be married (pictures of both of the churches can be found under the churches button above). St Helen’s is the smaller of the churches and can seat up to 60 of your guests. If your wedding guests total more than 60 it is not a problem, as Holy Cross can accommodate numbers of just over 200.

If you do not live in the Parish of Boultham see if you qualify to be able to get married in one of the parish Churches by clicking here for the Church of England's qualifying connections.

If you would like to book your wedding please contact Revd. Canon David Osbourne on 01522 682026 and he will make arrangements to meet with you to arrange the date and time of your ceremony.

Wedding Fees

The Fees for a wedding in the Church of England 2018

Publication of banns of marriage


Certificate of banns issued at the time of publication


Marriage Service


The Marriage Ceremony

If you would like to read the marriage ceremony click here.

Choosing music for your wedding

Hymns and organ music are a wonderful way to make your wedding extra special, not only giving your ceremony a grand and traditional feel it also helps you personalise the service by picking the hymns you like. Many people think that they don’t know any hymns, although it is quite common to find that people know more hymns than they realise! To help you choose your hymns we have provided a link to the Church of England's hymns page, on their wedding website, where you can listen to .mp3 samples and lyrics of some of the most popular hymns for weddings. This list is in no way definitive and your minister will be more than happy to discuss music with you when you meet with them.

Wedding Banns

Wedding Banns (the legal announcement of your forthcoming marriage) are read out at the 10am Sunday service at Holy Cross, 3 times, in the 3 months preceding your wedding. The congregation at Holy Cross warmly invites you to come along (with family and friends if you wish) to hear your Banns being called. Many couples attend our 10am services to hear their Banns called, as it adds to the excitement and anticipation of the special day.

Wedding Rehearsal

Your minister will meet with you a number of times before your wedding. The last time you’ll meet will probably be at the wedding rehearsal, in the final days leading up to your big day. This is an opportunity to run through the proceedings so that everyone feels as comfortable as possible when the special day arrives. Everyone who has a role to play needs to attend to ensure your ceremony goes without a hitch.

Once again Congratulations and Best Wishes for your special day!

With thanks to Geoff Daley Photography for providing the images for this page

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