Marriage in Church

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Times of marriage services

Church of England

Rectors and vicars of the Church of England can act as registrars and can agree on the time of a wedding to suit the couple between the hours of 6am and 6pm. Marriages with a Special Licence can take place at any time by arrangement.

A Special Licence is issued by the Dean and can be given in certain circumstances e.g. if the parties do not live in the parish or if they wish to be married before 6am or after 6pm.


Under the Marriage and Civil Status (Jersey) Law 2001, non-Anglican marriages may take place between the hours of 8am and 7pm.

Church services and re-marriage of divorced couples

A divorced couple may not be re-married in some churches.

The usual practice of Ministers would be to consider giving services of blessings upon the marriage of a divorced couple. But if a couple wanted a full church ceremony, they had to ask either the United Reform Church or the Methodist Churches and Presbyterian Church who might be sympathetic and prepared to accept divorcees for marriage depending on the circumstances and the commitment of the couple to an ongoing relationship with the church.

The General Synod of the Church of England voted in favour of permitting divorced people to marry in the Church of England in certain circumstances, so couples should speak to the Minister of their church to discuss the matter.

Roman Catholic churches will not permit re-marriage or blessings of civil marriages.


See Getting Married in Jersey.

Clients should discuss the costs with the Minister of the relevant church.