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Marriage-Application-2017

QUANTOCK TOWERS BENEFICE APPLICATION FOR HOLY MATRIMONY

We are delighted that you have chosen to marry each other in this beautiful area of West Somerset and we send warm blessings to you from The Quantock Towers Benefice.

Name of Groom……………………………………….. Name of Bride……………………………………………… Please state the place, date and time where you would like to marry: Place……………… …………………………………………………………………… Date………………………………………………….Time……………………………………………………

General Information Under the Marriage and Registration Acts. If you wish to be married, then both partners must be over the age of 16 and classified as single people. If you are a foreign national an application can be made for Common Licence, Superintendent Registrar’s Certificate or Archbishop’s Licence. There will be further forms to fill in, so please speak to the priest conducting your service. Marriages may take place between the hours of 8.00am and 6.00pm.

Qualifying Connections. Under the Church of England Marriage Act 2008 You are lawfully entitled to be married in the Church you have requested if you answer yes to one or more of the following questions and are able to provide the required documentary evidence.

1. Have you or your partner been currently living in the Parish of the said church for more than six months? If yes please go to Part Three………………………………………………………………………………

2. Have you or your partner been Baptised / Christened in this parish? If yes please give details ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

3. Have you or your partner been prepared for Confirmation in this parish? If yes please give details …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

4. Have you or your partner ever lived in the parish for six months or more? If yes please give details …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

5. Have you or your partner at any time regularly attended public worship in the said parish church for six months or more? If yes please give details ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

6. Have you or your partner’s parents ever lived in the parish for six months or more during your lifetime? If yes please give details ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

7. Have you or your partner’s parents at any time regularly attended worship there for six months or more during your lifetime? If yes please give details …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

8.Have you or your partner’s Parents or Grandparents ever married there? If yes please give details ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Legalities and Fees

Please note any information you supply on this form is protected under the Data Protection Act 1998 and will be shared with your priest and the current Church Wardens for administration purposes.

You are both required by law to supply accurate data on this form, so please ensure all information is correct to the best of your knowledge Please provide as much evidence as you can with this form, if you need help please see the ‘Guidance on the Church of England Marriage Measure’ www.cofe.anglican.org or contact us. If you have been divorced or widowed you will be required to show your Decree Absolute or your previous spouse’s Death Certificate. All documents will be returned. Please note when supplying documentary evidence if any of the names have changed from what has been recorded, please explain why and how the changes took place providing documentary evidence for the change.

Fees set for 2017 by the Church of England (These go up each year unfortunately) Publication of Banns £28.00 Certificate of Banns, if required £13.00 Marriage Service £424.00 Marriage certificate £4.00 Heating Lighting and Verger fees vary per church, the Benefice Treasurer will invoice you accordingly.

Extras Please tick as applicable Organist £80.00 ☐ Choir £100.00 ☐ Bell Ringers £25.00 Per Bell ☐ (Nettlecombe has no bells)

When all arrangements are in place you will be sent an invoice and all fees must be paid one month prior to your wedding. NB: Performing Rights If you wish to record any part of the service, it is your responsibility to obtain a licence and show the priest before the service. The price of the organist and choir will significantly increase: For sound recording only £120.00 for the organist and £150.00 for the choir. For video £160.00 for the organist and £200.00 for the choir. You are advised to seek guidance. Videolicence.co.uk or 01323-436111 Flowers: You are free to organise whom you wish to provide and arrange your flowers, but we do ask that you contact the responsible person in the parish for local help and guidance. Names and contact details will be sent once your service is booked.

Application - The Grooms Full name…………………………………… ………………………………………………….

Date and place of birth ……………………………………………………………… Nationality………………………………………………… Occupation……………………………………………………………………………………………………...

Present home address …………………………………………………………………………………………...………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Telephone………………………… Mobile………………………… Email…………………………………

Name of the current Parish you live in? ……………………………………………………………… You can find this information out by asking your local parish priest, she/he will also advise you regarding the calling of your Banns.

If Baptised, please give details ………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………

Address that you will reside at on the date of your wedding if different from above? …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………………

The age you will be on the date of your wedding……

Your Father’s full name ……………………………………………………………… Please state if he is deceased.

Your Father’s Occupation ……………………………………………………………… If retired please give occupation and state he is retired.

Have you been previously married or widowed? If yes please provide dates and information. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Are you or your partner related in any way? If yes please give details …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Application - The Brides Full name…………………………………… ………………………………………………….

Date and place of birth ……………………………………………………………… Nationality………………………………………………… Occupation……………………………………………………………………………………………………...

Present home address …………………………………………………………………………………………...………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Telephone………………………… Mobile………………………… Email…………………………………

Name of the current Parish you live in? ……………………………………………………………… You can find this information out by asking your local parish priest, she/he will also advise you regarding the calling of your Banns.

If Baptised, please give details ………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………

Address that you will reside at on the date of your wedding if different from above? …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………………

The age you will be on the date of your wedding……

Your Father’s full name ……………………………………………………………… Please state if he is deceased.

Your Father’s Occupation ……………………………………………………………… If retired please give occupation and state he is retired.

Have you been previously married or widowed? If yes please provide dates and information. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Are you or your partner related in any way? If yes please give details …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Completion of Document Finally, you are required by law to have two witnesses sign the registration documents: people often choose parents or other members of the bridal party. You may choose whom you wish as long as they are over the age of 16. Please print clearly the names of your two witnesses below: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Print both your own names if sending by email: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………......

Date ………………………………

Sign if sending by post: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Date ………………………………

Please return this form to: Revd Preb Angela Berners-Wilson The Rectory 11 Trendle Lane Bicknoller Taunton TA4 4EG Tel: 01984 656067 Email: a.bernerswilson@btinternet.com

Any questions or concerns regarding the filling out of this application please contact us.


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