Marriage

If you wish to arrange your wedding ceremony at Our Lady and the English Martyrs or Our Lady Of Lourdes, please contact the Rectory Office at least six months before you want to be married. It is advisable to book the church before any arrangements are made.

Prior to making an appointment to see one of the priests you should have:

(1) completed the Pre-Marriage Course and received a certificate from the Diocese of East Anglia;

(2) completed the Pre-Nuptial Information Form (click below to download)

Pre-Nuptial-Information-Form-(updated 2017)

(3) completed the Statutory Declaration of Freedom to Marry (click below to download)

Statutory Declaration of Freedom to Marry (2017)

Once you have booked the Church through the Parish Office and have received confirmation that it is booked, you will need to contact the Registry Office to give 3 weeks notice of your intention to marry. You will need to book an appointment with the Registrar for this and you will be informed as to what documentation is required to support your identity and right to marry.

Once you are in possession of the Licence(s) to marry you should arrange to bring them to the Parish Office where they will be placed in the safe for secure safe-keeping.

Please click on the SGM Registration Form below first regarding:

1. REGISTRATION

2. PAYMENT

3. DATES, TIMES and PLACES OF THE DIOCESAN SATURDAY COURSE

SGM registration form

2018

Course 1: 21 January, 4 February, 18 February, 4 March

Course 2: 8 April, 22 April, 6 May, 20 May

Course 3: 30 September, 14 October, 28 October, 11 November

For the Sacrament of Marriage, your donation to the Church is most appreciated. If you wish to donate by cheque, please make it payable to Our Lady and the English Martyrs.

Here are two things you should read before you plan your wedding with us:

Frequently asked questions about the Sacrament of Marriage

Parish policy for the celebration of Holy Matrimony (1 May 2016)

If you need to know anything about the course itself, please contact:

Antonia Braithwaite antonia.braithwaite@gmail.com

Please contact office@olem.org.uk to check on the availability of the Church for your desired date.