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Chapel Lane 

Great Barr 

Birmingham 

West Midlands 

B43 7BA 

 

Tel: 0121 357 1390

Weddings


Banns – are normally called in church on 3 consecutive Sundays in the 3 months leading up to a wedding, and must be read in any parish that covers the bride or groom or in which they are getting married, to check there are no legal objections to the wedding.  If there is not enough time, then a Common Licence can be applied for.  This usually takes 7-10 days.  Fortunately, Martin is a ‘Surrogate’ which means he can carry out the application. 

Qualifying Connection – some people want to get married in a church in a parish in which neither of them lives.  Some connections come out of historic links and these are not affected by Covid19.  Other people may be making a link by attending and then going onto the church’s Electoral Roll.  



St. Margaret's is a lovely location for weddings and it is an important part of the church's ministry and prayers.  To find out whether you or your partner live in the parish of Great Barr, please click here.  With regards to  available dates, contrary to popular belief, there is no "waiting list" so always give us a call to see if the date you want is available. 

This year, the church had  "Planning Your Church Wedding" on Sunday 8 March which was an informal in-house session about Banns, music in church, what happens on the wedding day, etc.  In addition to Rev'd Martin Rutter and our Associate Minister, Rev'd Tim Ward, there were representatives from our Bellringers and Choir together with our Organist to deal with any questions. 

When contacting the Parish Office about getting married at St Margaret's, there are certain questions which need to be asked, so in order to save time and to make sure you have at least some of that information to hand before you or your partner contact the Parish Office, please click here for a copy of the 'Getting Married at St Margaret's - Checklist' 

For baptisms and weddings please contact the Parish Office.