Just got engaged? Congratulations! We’d love you to get married in church. But why?

  • 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.
  • The vicar has a very particular role to play in your wedding. They can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Because of the relationship with the Vicar, your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.

Please contact Frances, our weddings administrator to find out about having a wedding in our church. There are some legal requirements we have to follow, but most couples who live in our parish will be able to get married in our church. Find out more about the legal requirements.

You will find a lot of helpful general information about having a Church of England Wedding on their wedding website, including advice on choosing hymns and readings.

The venue for your wedding and reception

The Church of the Ascension has a modern worship space, a modern PA and audio visual system, the stunning stained glass windows, nationally renowned bells and ringers, and local flower arrangers at very reasonable costs. The church can seat up to 200 people.

You can also hire our hall and cafe at the Ascension Centre for your reception.