Do I Qualify to Marry at St Andrew's?

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Do I Qualify to Marry at St Andrew’s Church?

If you live within the parish boundary of St Andrew’s and St Francis, we can legally marry you in churchFarnham has several churches so even if you live quite close to St Andrew’s it may not necessarily be your parish church.  To check whether you live within the parish please click on the link here and type in your postcode.

If you do not live within the boundary of St Andrew’s there are a few conditions by which we are still legally able to marry you.  These are called Qualifying Connections.

The qualifying connections are:

  • If one of you has lived in the parish at any time for a period of 6 months.
  • If one of you was baptised in the parish
  • If one of you was prepared for confirmation in the parish
  • if either of you regularly woship at St Andrews Church.

or if one of your parents at any time after you were born

  • has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
  • has regularly attended services at St Andrews church for more than 6 months.

 or one of your parents or grandparents

  • was married in the parish.

If you do not qualify to marry at St Andrew’s, the parish church where you live or have any of the above qualifying connections will be able to help you.  You can find their address at A Church Near You.

If one of you has previously been married, you will need to discuss this with the Rector first.

If you qualify to marry at St Andrew's and would  like to discuss this further with us please email us.



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