Are you planning to get married? Congratulations! Your local church will be delighted to make you welcome.

You can find out all about getting married in church at the Church of England’s special weddings website Your Church Wedding. There’s a ceremony planner, FAQs and lots of useful resources to help you plan your special day.

It is now legal for same-sex couples to marry in the UK, but the law prevents ministers of the Church of England from carrying out same-sex marriages. And although there are no authorised services for blessing a same-sex civil marriage, your local church can still support you and pray with and for you. For further details please read the House of Bishops, Pastoral Guidance on Same-Sex Marriage and from the Bishop of Oxford, Clothe Yourselves with Love.