BANNS of MARRIAGE APPLICATION

Banns:

wedding rings

A legal requirement in the Church of England is that ‘banns’ are ‘called’ over three 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.

To have your Banns read out you will need to fill out a Banns of Marriage Application form. If you wish to get the process rolling, you can fill out the online application below. The information you provide here, will give us an indication of whether we are eligable for reading your banns at Holy Trinity. (We will still require a signature from you, however this will speed things up.)

Once we have assessed that we can legally call them here, we will require you to send a payment of £41, by bank transfer, cheque or cash delivered to the Vicarage or Church office (opening hours 9:15 – 1:15pm, Mon-Thurs).

WAYS TO PAY:

1. Bank Transfer. Please use the Reference: BANNS (your name)

HSBC Bank plc, Account number 20445479  Sort code 40-44-39

2. By cheque or by cash. For cheques please make payable to Holy Trinity. You can drop cash or cheques into the Church office (Mon-Thurs 9:15-1:15pm) or into the letterbox of 1, Vicarage Road.

APPLICATION FORM:

1.Are you getting married at Holy Trinity or another Church? Please select:

(All Fields are mandatory if your wedding ceremony will be held at Holy Trinity)

Name of Person Completing Form:

2. Man's Full Name :

Woman's Full Name :

3. Man's Age at proposed date of wedding

Woman's Age at proposed date of wedding

4. Man's Marital Condition

Woman Marital Condition

5. Man's Rank/Profession

Woman's Rank/Profession

6. Man's Place of Residence at time of publishing banns

Woman's Place of Residence at time of publishing banns

7. (Man) Father's Full Name

Woman's Father's Full Name

8. Man Father's Rank, Profession or occupation

Woman's Father's Rank, Profession or occupation

9. Man Nationality

Woman Nationality

10. Man Date of Birth

Woman Date of Birth

11. Man Have you been married previously?
yesno

Woman Have you been married previously?
yesno

12. Man If so was the marriage terminated by death?
yesno

Woman If so was the marriage terminated by death?
yesno

13. Man Have you been baptized? If so, please state where?

Woman Have you been baptized? If so, please state where?

14. Man Since when have you lived at your place of residence?

Woman Since when have you lived at your place of residence?

15. Man: Which is your parish?

Woman: Which is your parish?

16. (Both) Are you related or connected by marriage? If so, how?

17. (Both) At which church do you wish to be married?

18. (Both) On what Date?

19. (Both) At what time?

I hearby certify that to the best of my belief the answers to the above questions are correct:

Man:

I hearby certify that to the best of my belief the answers to the above questions are correct:

Woman:

Date:





Additional Information:

Contact Email Address:

Contact Phone Number:

Are your banns being read at any other Church? If so, please state below and say when:

Any Additional Information you would like to tell us?