| Marriage at St Chad's Church...
Wedding at St Chad's Church, Pattingham ?
We are pleased to welcome enquiries from couples who are considering
having their Wedding Service here.
You may get married in this Church if one of you:
1. lives in the parish or
2. is on the church's electoral roll.
3. has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least
6 months or
4. has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish
church for a period of at least 6 months or
5. was baptised in the parish or
6. was prepared for confirmation in the parish or one of your parents,
at any time after they were born:
7. has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
8. has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in
the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
of your parents or grandparents:
9. was married in the parish.
If none of 1-9 applies, yes, you can still, marry in this church
10. you are granted a Special Licence.
(Numbers 2,5,6 - either bride or groom must be baptised)
It is important that everything goes well for you on the day,
and we would be pleased to have an informal chat with you to
discuss church availability, and to give you an idea of costs,
which vary to suit your requirements i.e. do we have the Bells,
Organ and choir etc?
Please contact us as early in the process as you can, by contacting
one of us.
We are here to help you to enjoy the best day of your lives.
Revd Maureen Hobbs - (01092) 700257
Revd Paul Snape - (01902) 763577
If you wish your Wedding
to be at St Chad's Church, please check with our Vicar, The Revd.
Maureen Hobbs, for we can only marry according to the law and
obviously we must adhere to the rules. Many people see our church
and would like to be married here, so please check first !
The following legal requirements must be met...
The marriage must be conducted
by a person authorised to register marriages in the district.
The marriage must be entered
in the marriage register and signed by both parties, two witnesses,
the person who conducted the ceremony and, if that person is
not authorised to register marriages, the person who is registering
The Marriage Act 1949 provides that marriage
must normally be solemnised in the church or chapel of the parish
in which one of the parties resides. It is not possible to define
exhaustively what is meant by residence, and it is a question
of fact to be decided in the circumstances of each case whether
or not a person genuinely resides within a parish. It can be
said, however, that renting a room and leaving luggage there
without occupation is not a residential qualification within
the meaning of the Marriage Act. When a person, not normally
resident in the parish, is seeking to acquire a residential qualification,
he or she should be required to obtain a Common Licence so that
an affidavit as to residence is sworn.
To see the Parish Map for
St Chad's Church, Pattingham, click here...
The only exception to the above rules is that a person who is
on the church electoral roll of a parish in which they do not
reside may be married in the church of that parish. The Synodical
Government Measure 1969 provides that a person who is not resident
in a parish should habitually attend public worship there for
a period of six months before their name is added to the church
electoral roll. It is improper to add a persons name to
the church electoral roll of a parish unless he or she has complied
with this requirement of the Synodical Government Measure.
Banns are to be published on
three Sundays preceding the solemnisation of the marriage, during
morning service or, if there is no morning service on a Sunday
on which the banns are to be published, during evening service.
If a marriage is to take place
after banns in the church of a parish in which only one of the
parties resides or has a Church Electoral Roll qualification,
then the banns must be called both in the church in which the
marriage is to take place and in the churches of each of the
parishes in which the parties actually reside.
decorations for your wedding...
have in place a Flowers Rota where flower decorations are placed
regularly on the two altars and the Butler memorial. It normally
can be arranged that these can be created in a particular colour
scheme to suit your wedding plans.
To arrange this, please contact Liz Sampson on 01902 700823.
(Flower decorations outside the church have to be organised separately.)
Ringing of the Church bells can be arranged after (and before)
the Wedding ceremony.
There is a charge for this service.
can be arranged for the Church Choir to accompany the Wedding
Service. There is a charge for this service.
In order to take video recordings of your wedding ceremony wihtin
the church, whether using a video camera, still camera with video,
PDA or mobile phone, permission has to be granted and a licence
purchased. Please contact our Priest-in-charge for more details.
If you would like to display your Wedding photographs
in the Photo Gallery on this website, contact Mike Coope
on 01902 700426 for more details... take a look>>
| Baptism at St Chad's Church...
| Confirmation at St Chad's Church...
||Confirmation is the adult profession of promises
made on our behalf at baptism. It is open to all those in the
Parish over the age of 14 on the date of confirmation.
The Confirmation Service happens once a year around May/June
time with the Bishop of Wolverhampton conducting the special
Several months of preparation are needed by the candidates and
full details of classes can be obtained from our Priest-in-charge,
Maureen Hobbs on 01902 700257
|Confirmation Service - 8th September 2010
At a special Service held on the evening of Wednesday 8th September
and conducted by the Bishop of Wolverhampton, Clive Gregory,
eight children and two adults were confirmed together with Gena
Richards being received into the Church of England.
Those confirmed were Claire Ainsworth, Josh Ainsworth, Christopher
Bellingham, Timothy Bellingham, James Campbell, Grace Campbell,
Rebecca Francis, Samantha Francis, Michael Richards and Cora