Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering us to play a part at the beginning of your marriage. Holy Trinity is a popular church for weddings and we receive many inquiries every year for such celebrations. We hope that the following information will help you in considering an application to be married here. We have also included accompanying downloads with relevant information and an application form.
Marriage is a wonderful vocation and as such the clergy team and keen to promote both the day and the importance of the vows. A wedding service is an act of worship and therefore needs considerable preparation and thought. To do this we meet with couples two to three times and also hold a rehearsal. In addition, we ask couples to come to one of our marriage preparation seminars - usually, an afternoon run by one the clergy and an experienced married couple who are part of this congregation.
To be able to marry in a Church of England parish couples must qualify by law under residency. Local couples living in either the parish of Salcombe or the parish of Malborough with South Huish (this includes Hope Cove and Galmpton) do this automatically and would qualify by having banns of marriage read in church on three Sundays. For couples who are not local, we are able to guide you through the process of applying to the Diocese of Exeter for a Common License or via the local civic registrar at Totnes. You can also qualify by association where one of you happen to have lived here or worshiped at this church regularly. For more information about the actual regulations, you can visit www.yourchurchwedding.org or speak to our administrator on 01548 842626 during office hours.
It is possible to get married in church Couples where one or both partners are divorced but this at the discretion of the priest who would be conducting the wedding. Please feel free to ask to see one of the clergy team to discuss this.
The current information sheet PDF has contact numbers and the standard Church of England fees list.
The Organist has provided a list of organ bridal processionals and recessionals that are possible.
We ask couples to please read and sign the policy document before meeting a priest.
OTHER IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION
Please book organists, bell ringers, florists, etc. yourself and ensure that is done early.
All four local churches have a policy of no weddings on a Sunday.
The Salcombe Community Gospel are fabulous but in great demand please ensure you book them soon if required.