Weddings

We are delighted that you are planning to get married, and that you are considering arranging the wedding to be in our parish.

In order for this to happen, certain legal conditions exist.

You are entitled to be married here if one or more of the following apply:

  1. Either or both of you live in the Parish of Upper Stour area (broadly: Stourton, Bourton, Kilmington or Zeals) Either or both of you have resided in the parish for two weeks (15 consecutive days), and that you obtain a Common Licence, after swearing an affidavit to a surrogate.
  2. Either or both of you have a significant connection here – e g. have lived here continuously a minimum of 6 months in the past. Your parents were married here, baptised here, etc. If you think you have a connection, let me know and we will check if it is a valid connection
  3. Either or both of you, or one of your parents, have attended worship regularly here for minimum six months. Regularly means at least once a month. This is a condition that you may be able to meet between now and the wedding date.

If you think that you may meet any of these criteria, or if you would like to chat further, the next step is for the vicar to meet with you and your fiancé. Please contact the parish office to arrange a time when you can come to the Rectory to begin the process. It would be helpful if you could bring with you or pre-email us the Wedding Service Information form.

If either of you is a foreign national, or has been married before, we will need further discussion.

When we meet, if you were to bring your passports and a cheque for the non-refundable deposit of £200 (payable to- ‘The PCC of Upper Stour’), that may enable us to book the wedding date there and then.

We wish you God’s richest blessing as you embark on this new stage of your lives, and we assure you of our prayers.


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Morning Prayers @ St.George’s church, Bourton

House Group at 3Mill Rise, Bourton

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Parish Prayers @ St.Martin’s church, Zeals

House Group @ Fiona’s

Morning Prayer @ St.Mary’s church, Kilmington

Choir Practice @ Zeals church

Christmas ‘table’ Decorating, tips & bubbly samples (see ‘attachment)

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Parish Notices w/c 1st December 2019

Parish Communion @ St.George’s church, Bourton.Led by Rev.Mike McCormack, Preacher Mona Tyler

Morning Prayers @ St.George’s church, Bourton

House Group @ Randall’s Barn, Bourton

PCC Meeting @ Parish Room

Parish Prayers @ St.Martin’s church, Zeals

Kilmington ‘Special’ Christmas Supper & Grand Draw (tickets need to pre-purchased)

House Group @ Kilmington

Morning Prayer @ St.Mary’s church, Kilmington

Choir Practice @ Zeals church

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Parish Communion @ Kilmington church. Led by Rev. Peter Lewis & Preacher B Martin (Parish Notices attached)

Morning Prayers @ St.George’s church, Bourton

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Parish Prayers @ St.Martin’s church, Zeals

House Group at Redfearn-McNab house

Morning Prayer @ St.Mary’s church, Kilmington

Xmas illuminations, a ‘Roof support’ event for St.Peter’s church, Stourton (with 3 Counties Choir) and carols (see ‘attachment’)

Choir Practice @ Zeals church

St.Martin’s Christmas Coffee morning, at Zeals Village Hall

Parish communion @ Zeals church, Led by Rev Peter Lewis. Preacher- Brian Martin

Christingle Service @ Bourton church, Led by Caroline Worthington

Morning Prayers @ St.George’s church, Bourton

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Parish Prayers @ St.Martin’s church, Zeals

Morning Prayer @ St.Mary’s church, Kilmington

Choir Practice @ Zeals church

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Parish Communion @ St.Peter’s Stourton. Led by Rev Mike McCormack

Carols on the Green, Bourton. Led by Caroline Worthington

Morning Prayers @ St.George’s church, Bourton

Crib Service @ Zeals church. Led by Caroline Worthington

Carol Service @ Stourton church led by Brian Martin

Christmas Eve (midnight) Service @ Zeals church. Led by Rev Mike McCormack

Christmas Eve (midnight) Service @ Zeals church. Led by Rev Mike McCormack

Parish Communion @ Kilmington church

Parish Prayers @ St.Martin’s church, Zeals

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Choir Practice @ Zeals church

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Parish Communion @ Kilmington church led by Rev Peter Lewis

Morning Prayers @ St.George’s church, Bourton

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Parish Prayers @ St.Martin’s church, Zeals

Morning Prayer @ St.Mary’s church, Kilmington

Choir Practice @ Zeals church

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Parish Communion @ Bourton church

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