Most weddings will require banns reading several weeks before the ceremony. They need to be read in the church where each of you lives and in the church where you will be married, if that is in a different place. This page helps you to locate your local church(es).
Simply type your postcode into the box below and click ‘search’:
Your search results will show a list of churches near to you. At the top of the list, highlighted in a red box, will be the church or churches in the parish which covers your postcode. This will most likely be the church where your banns will be read. Click on the church’s name to see more details about it, including the contact details.
Once you’re in touch with the church, tell them your good news, the date of your wedding and that you require local banns. They will take your details, confirm that you live in the parish and will then let you know what happens next.
If it is not clear which is your parish, for example if you live on the very edge of a parish boundary, or if you live in a newly-built housing area, contact us for help.