"Marriage is a gift of God in creation through which husband and wife may know the grace of God. It is given that as man and woman grow together in love and trust, they shall be united with one another in heart, body and mind..." - Common Worship - Marriage Service
Marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship, as his blessing enables husband and wife to love and support one another in good times and in bad, and to share in the care and upbringing of children. For Christians, marriage is also an invitation to share life together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. It is based upon a solemn, public and life long covenant between a man and a woman, declared and celebrated in the presence of God and before witnesses.
The overall cost of a church wedding will vary greatly depending on your requirements but there are two fixed costs.
The statutory legal fee for a church wedding is £556 for 2023, which covers the Service in Church, the Calling of Banns & the Issue of the Marriage Certificate.
Additionally, an Organist Fee of £80 for Mitcheldean or Abenhall is charged.
You may wish for the church bells to be rung. This can also be provided (subject to availability) at additional cost.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of getting married in Mitcheldean or Abenhall, please contact Fr David.
Need some ideas? Then visit the Church of England's website, where you will find help to plan a personal, meaningful, spiritual and beautiful church wedding.
You are also most welcome to visit our churches and see if they will be suitable for you. Mitcheldean Church is open daily between 8am and 4pm. Abenhall Church is open to visitors by arrangement with the church warden. (Contact Sheila Baker on 01594 543522).
If you would like to find out more about the work of our parish or our worship services, please contact our Parish Priest - Fr David Gill...
Our Parish takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. Information about safeguarding in the Diocese of Gloucester is available on the Diocesan website »
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) is Brett Riches - 07944 680320
Mitcheldean Church is open daily 8am until 4pm. Abenhall Church is open to visitors by arrangement with the church warden. (Contact Sheila Baker on 01594 543522).
The Church of St. Michael & All Angels
High Street, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0HU. Find Us »
The Church of St. Michael
Abenhall, Gloucestershire, GL17 0SQ. Find Us »
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Sunday 11am - Parish Eucharist @ Mitcheldean
First & Third Sunday 3pm - Holy Communion @ Abenhall
Weekdays 8.45am - Morning Prayer @ Mitcheldean or in our neighbouring parishes of Blaisdon, Longhope or Huntley - Contact Us for details