We’re delighted that you are thinking about getting married in one of the churches of the Newton Abbot Parishes and we look forward to sharing the celebration with you, and to supporting you in the future. To enquire about holding your wedding in any of our churches, please contact the church office. We will do everything we can to ensure your special day is all you could wish for!
Weddings in the Church of England are an opportunity to make a commitment to your partner in the presence of your friends and family and before God. You will also have the support and guidance of the church minister as you prepare for your big day.
We take the preparation of those seeking a church wedding seriously. Christians believe that your love for each other reflects something of God’s love for each of us, and that love is God’s greatest gift to us. We'd love to celebrate with you the fact that you have found each other, and wish to make this lifelong commitment to each other.
If you are not already a member of a church here, we would love to welcome you into our church family and look forward to working with you as you plan both your wedding day and the rest of your married life together.
A wedding day is a few short hours – but a marriage is a lifetime together. Alongside the lavish preparations you will be making for your ‘big day’, you will be expected to attend our Wedding Preparation Day where the significance of Christian marriage is stressed and practical advice is given. This will also be an opportunity to meet the clergy and members of the team who will ensure we have recorded your details correctly and arrange for your Banns of Marriage to be called in church. We will also expect that you will attend some meetings with the member of the Clergy who is to conduct your wedding. As part of these meetings, you will receive further instruction and guidance and make decisions about the resources open to you, such as your choice of music, readings, prayers and flowers for your Wedding
For more information about the service and general process please click on the link below.
Please fill out the Banns form if you are being married at a different church but live in the Newton Abbot Parish, please either email us the completed form at firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to us at St Paul's Church, Devon Square TQ12 2HN or drop the form at the office - we are open Monday to Friday 9am-3pm.