South Downs Gateway Churches


Banns of Marriage
Before you can be married at any of our churches you must have your Banns read out in church for three consecutive Sundays during the three months before your wedding. Banns are an announcement of your intention to marry and a chance for anyone to put forward a reason why the marriage may not lawfully take place.

Banns need to be read at the church where you will marry and (if either of you live in another Parish) you own Parish Church. We will arrange for the Banns to be read in our Benefice, but it is your responsibility to make the arrangement for the Banns to be read elsewhere, and for Banns Certificates to be issued. In some exceptional cases there may be an alternative to Banns – see the Church of England wedding website for details.

Additionally, we ask that if you are planning to get married in one of our churches, you attend at least the first reading of the Banns. This allows the church to meet you and ensures that all your details are accurate, giving you peace of mind.

If you need your Banns to be called in one of our four churches, please fill in the form below.

If you are wishing to be married in one of our four churches, please click HERE

Location Morestead, Owslebury, Twyford, Colden Common. Benefice Office: Holy Trinity Church Centre, 154 Main Road, Colden Common SO21 1TJ Phone 01962 715172
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