We are delighted that you have decided to hold your marriage ceremony in our parish.
A church wedding is above all a religious ceremony, where the bride and groom commitment themselves before God and the community to lifelong, faithful love. Despite some misunderstandings, a wedding in the church is not an expensive option compared to other venues.
It is a requirement of the archdiocese that couples intending to marry should give a minimum of three months notice to the priest.
Please ensure that the priest and the church are available before making other firm wedding arrangements.
Couples will fill in a PRE-NUPTIAL ENQUIRY with the Priest. This form includes details of Baptism, Confirmation and Freedom to marry.
It is requirement of the diocese that all Couples attend a Pre-Marriage Course. Details of these courses are available in the Parish Bulletin and also from ACCORD – on their website http://accord-ni.co.uk
The new marriage law 2004 requires that both persons inform the state before the wedding. A notification of marriage form will need to be signed by the priest celebrating the wedding Mass. This form is available from the local registrar’s office or downloaded here: http://www.larne.gov.uk/uploads/docs/777_marriagenoticeapplicationform.pdf