Weddings

Weddings at the Sacred Heart

Contact one of the clergy direct.

At least 6 months notice is needed.

Your wedding will be either a wedding Mass (between two practising Catholics) or Service.

FEES

Church:    £300.00 (set by the diocese) to be paid before the wedding      Registrar: £50.00    Organist:  £50.00

MUSIC

For copyright and liturgical reasons, the playing of secular music on CD’s is not permitted.  All music must be in harmony with Christian sentiment and belief.  Organist: Mr Tony Shiel 813775

Please meet with him after a Sunday morning Mass to discuss music choices.

Should you wish to use a choir, you need to arrange that yourselves in consultation with Tony.

FLOWERS

Either:

  1. Own arranged and delivered to church at a convenient time – or –
  2. Arranged by our own arranger for a fee of £100.00.  This fee is based on reasonable flower requests.

PAPERWORK

Civil ‘blue forms’ – from the Register Office – within a year of the date of the marriage

Catholics: certificate of baptism and letter of freedom to marry within 6 months of the date of the wedding

Non-Catholic Christians: original baptismal certificate & signed letter of freedom to marry

Non-baptised: signed letters of freedom to marry – by bride/groom and 2 others who have known him/her for a significant period of time

For a Catholic to marry a non-baptised person, paperwork is sent to the Chancery for permission

PREPARATION

Couples will normally attend a short, diocesan led, marriage course.  The certificate for this is then included in the marriage paperwork.  This is normally held at St Andrew’s, Teesville

ORDER of SERVICE

The clergy have templates which we will lead you through, email you to complete and check through

Readings should be from the Bible.  Guidance on this will be given by the clergy.

CONFETTI

Is allowed, but please use paper/degradable confetti NOT plastic and try to be on the church doorstep before it is thrown