Wedding Enquiries

Many congratulations on your engagement!

We are delighted that you are exploring getting married in the Parish of Upper Stour! Each wedding is individual, so we look forward to working with you in this process. We have a range of weddings both grand and intimate; all weddings are special and we feel privileged that we can join you on this journey. In the Parish of Upper Stour, if you have a link to the parish, or wish to start a link with us (see below), you have the unusual privilege of choosing one of four of our churches, all of which offer a very meaningful setting for the beginning of your marriage.

If you would like to get married in any of our four churches please don’t hesitate to be in touch (Click here).

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

Where can I get married?

Our four churches, St Peter’s Stourton, St Mary’s Kilmington, St George’s Bourton and St Martin’s Zeals range from being built 1291 to 1846 and so all of them have had the privilege of seeing the beginning of so many married couples!

In the Church of England, lots of people marry in their own local church, but you might like to marry in a different church because it has special significance for you through family or other connections.

A bride and groom-to-be can marry in a Church of England Church if either of them can show just one of the Qualifying Connections shown below.

Many of our couples who don’t live in the parish or don’t have an existing connection come to worship with us regularly (once a month) on a Sunday for 6 months in order to establish a connection – you would be most welcome!

Qualifying Connection

To marry in one one of our Church of England Churches you need to have a Qualifying Connection to the Parish of Upper Stour (Bourton, Kilmington, Stourton and Zeals). A connection includes one of the following:

One of you:

  • lives in the parish (to check this please click here)
  • is on the church’s electoral roll
  • has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
  • has habitually attended normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months
  • was baptised in the parish or
  • was prepared for confirmation in the parish

One of your parents; at any time after you were born:

  • has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
  • has at any time habitually attended normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months

One of your parents or grandparents:

  • was married in the parish

Or, you have been granted a Special Licence from the Archbishop of Canterbury

 


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Morning Prayers | St.George’s church, Bourton

Cancelled due to Covid19 | Lent Lunch

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Parish Prayers | St.Martin’s church, Zeals

Morning Prayer | St.Mary’s church, Kilmington

Cancelled due to Covid19 | St Georges School Easter Service

Cancelled due to Covid19 | Whitesheet Academy Easter Service

Cancelled due to Covid19 | Lent Group “Care for God’s Creation”

Cancelled due to Covid19 | Choir Practice @ Zeals church

Wedding N/DS

Private Interment of Ashes

Cancelled due to Covid19 | Palm procession with Parish Communion | St George’s Bourton

Morning Prayers | St.George’s church, Bourton

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Parish Prayers | St.Martin’s church, Zeals

Cancelled Due to Covid-19 | Bell Ringing | St Martin’s Church Zeals

Morning Prayer | St.Mary’s church, Kilmington

POSTPONED (due to Covid19) | ‘The Utility of Force in International Relations’a talk arranged by Peter Booth

Cancelled due to Covid19 | Last Supper Eucharist with Watch

Cancelled due to Covid19 | Liturgy of Good Friday

Cancelled due to Covid19 | Choir Practice @ Zeals church

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First Eucharist of Easter | St Peter’s Stourton

Parish Communion | St George’s Bourton

Morning Prayers | St.George’s church, Bourton

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Parish Prayers | St.Martin’s church, Zeals

Cancelled Due to Covid-19 | Bell Ringing | St Martin’s Church Zeals

Morning Prayer | St.Mary’s church, Kilmington

Cancelled due to Covid19 | Choir Practice @ Zeals church

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Parish Communion at Kilmington

Morning Prayers | St.George’s church, Bourton

Cancelled due to Covid19 | Soup Lunch Zeals Village Hall

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Parish Prayers | St.Martin’s church, Zeals

Cancelled Due to Covid-19 | Bell Ringing | St Martin’s Church Zeals

Morning Prayer | St.Mary’s church, Kilmington

Cancelled due to Covid19 | Choir Practice @ Zeals church

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Parish Communion @St Martin’s Zeals

St.George’s Day Lunch at Bourton Village hall

Morning Prayers | St.George’s church, Bourton

Parish APCM

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Parish Prayers | St.Martin’s church, Zeals

Cancelled Due to Covid-19 | Bell Ringing | St Martin’s Church Zeals

Morning Prayer | St.Mary’s church, Kilmington

Cancelled due to Covid19 | Choir Practice @ Zeals church

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Parish Communion at St Peter’s Stourton

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