Weddings

The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony (Marriage)  

We would be delighted to welcome you to one of our churches for your wedding.

By law, in order to be married in one of our churches you will need to be a mixed gender couple with what is known as a "Qualifying Connection". 

Recognised qualifying connections are:

  • At least one of you lives in the relevant parish (i.e. to be married at All Saints or St Wistan’s you should live in Wigston Magna; to be married at St Thomas’ you should live in South Wigston)

OR at least one of you

  • has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or

  • was baptised (Christened) in the parish or

  • was prepared for confirmation in the parish or

  • has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months

OR if one of your parents, at any time after you were born

  • has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or

  • has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months

      OR if one of your parents or grandparents

  • was married in the parish

We regret that at the present time the law does not permit us to conduct same gender marriages. We hope that this will change with time; in the meantime if you are a same-sex couple who would like to involve God in the celebration of your marriage or Civil Partnership, please contact one of the clergy and we will be happy to explore how we might be able to help you.

To enquire about getting married at either All Saints or St Wistan's,Wigston Magna, please contact: Patrick Thacker on 0788 7375644 or The Rector on 0116 2880985

 

To enquire about getting married at St Thomas', South Wigston please contact: Rev Chris Johnson on 0116 2782830 or revchrisjohnson.wbs@gmail.com   

If in doubt, please feel free to call us for more information!

For frequently asked questions about getting married in church, please follow the link below

http://www.wigstonbenefice.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1428656885.pdf