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Are you eligible to be Married in Chester-le-Street Parish Church?

From 1st October 2008 there are new rules governing who is able to be married in church by banns licence.


 A person has a Qualifying Connection with a parish and is therefore able to be married by banns licence if that person:

Or a Parent of that person has at any time during that person’s lifetime:

If you do not feel that you qualify for any of these conditions please get in contact and we can have a chat over what you can do to be married in church. 

Have either of you been married before?

If so, you must contact the Rector, Revd David Tully (0191) 388 4027, before any arrangements can be made. It is also possible, in certain circumstances, for us to offer you a SERVICE OF BLESSING following a Civil Marriage at the Register Office.