Weddings and services of prayer and dedication
We are delighted when members of college wish to get married in our beautiful college chapels, and we will do everything that we can to make your day as special as possible.
Why get married in Chapel?
In getting married in Chapel, or in having a service of blessing following a civil marriage, you are not only coming to the traditional place of weddings, but you are also saying that you wish God to be involved in some way in your married life together.
You can be married at one of the college chapels if:
one of the partners is a current member of college (student or staff). In the case of former students, you can be married in one of the college chapels if one of the partners left college not more than 5 years ago. This is a legal requirement.
You will need to apply for an Archbishop's special licence to be married in the Chapel and we will help you through this process.
You can find more information about marriage in the Church of England here.
Services of prayer and dedication
In addition to the marriage service, we welcome people to celebrate their marriage by having a service of prayer and dedication following a civil marriage.
We also offer the opportunity for people to renew their vows in chapel.
There are no legal requirements that need to be met for either of these services, and these services can be arranged by agreement with one of the Chaplains.
For the Strand Chapel, please contact The Revd Tim Ditchfield (020 7848 2373).
For the Chapel of Thomas Guy, please contact The Revd Anna Macham (020 7848 6940).
There are set fees for Church of England weddings and there will also be a cost involved if you would like an organist or a choir. Please contact us and we will be happy to advise you.