WEDDING BANNS

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Banns: A legal requirement in the Church of England is that ‘banns’ are ‘called’ over three consecutive Sundays in Holy Trinity, and in the parish where the non-resident partner lives (if applicable). This means that on three Sundays, the clergy will ask the congregation if anybody has any objection to your marriage going ahead. This rather quaint practice dates from an era when populations were less mobile and bigamy was more prevalent! Banns must be called during the three months before the wedding.

Q How do I get my banns called at Holy Trinity?

A Fill in the online Banns Application form found at this LINK. You will be contacted by our Parish Adminstrator when this has been received.

Q How do I get banns called at my fiancé’s partner’s parish church (if it is not Holy Trinity)?

A You must approach the vicar of that parish yourself (we can advise on contact details). When they have been called, obtain a certificate (valid for three months) from him/ her. This must be received by the clergy of Holy Trinity not less than two weeks before the wedding.

TO APPLY FOR BANNS TO BE READ AT HOLY TRINITY, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND FILL OUT THE FORM:

Banns Application Form.