In marriage couples ask God to bless their union and for help in their new life together. Within the wider community of family and friends they make promises to each other and a ring or rings are given and received.

How to book

Until the COVID-19 Pandemic has resolved, please email to enquire about booking a Wedding.  Note the Parish Office will not be opening on Wednesday nights until further notice.

To book a wedding at St. Mary’s, or one of it’s daughter churches of St. Faith or St. Wilfrid please call into St. Mary’s church office on a Wednesday evening between 6.00p.m. and 7.00p.m.. Marriage preparation classes are held twice a year and couples are invited to attend these sessions before their marriage date.
If either or both of you live outside the parish of St. Mary Portsea you will need to discuss with the office staff the steps for arranging your wedding at St. Mary’s.

Contact us

Please contact the church office for more information: 023 9281 4444

More information about getting married in a Church of England church, including options for prayers, music and readings as well as a ceremony planner and tips for making you wedding extra special is available on the Church of England’s national wedding site.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.