Getting Married in the Church

Would you like to know more about getting married in the Church?

St Mary’s Church, Trelystan is a Church of England church and therefore governed under the following church rules.

1. Are the couple free to marry one an other?  If yes then check out the details below.

2. Does the bride or groom or any member of their family have connections to the Trelystan, Leighton parish? If so the couple are free to marry in the church

3. If the couple or any of their family have no relation of the Trelystan or Leighton parish then the church would like the couple to become registered on the parochial register.

To do this the church would like the couple (or one member of the couple) to attend one service a month over a 6 month period (the period can be extended so 6 services over 12 months).   Three of these services are the couples bans.

The church only holds one service a month (second Sunday each month) so therefore understand if the couple can’t make ALL six services. Once complete the couple are then free to marry in the church.

4. If the couple were to stay in the local area for 3 or more consecutive weeks.

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The couple could give 28 days notice in their local registry office, thereafter sign their wedding certificate in the presence of two witnesses without any ceremony. The couple could then have a church blessing or renewal of vows. Same as a wedding ceremony but without signing the register, similar to getting married abroad. The church blessing if half the cost of the actual church wedding and guests would be non the wiser.

Signing the wedding certificate can be done on the morning of the wedding or anytime before the blessing to suit the bride and groom.

Not looking to Marry in the Church

Why not have a personalised ceremony outside with a celebrant. Once you have signed the register (see below) you are free to hold a ceremony with you guests outside or in the Marquee/tipi

How to apply at the registry office

  • Call your local registry office –
  • There will be a booking fee  approx £21
  • Notice of marriage approx £35 per person (28 day notice)
  • As you will be holding your ceremony at Quaint Country Weddings you only need to visit the registry office to sign the register with 2 witnesses – Fee approx £46 (week days) £170 (Saturday) – this can be carried out the day before your ceremony.

Here is the link to the fees at Powys Country Council registration office