St Pauls Chippenham

....the community's church

Getting Married

Wedding HandsIf you live in one of the Greenways Group of Churches parishes, of which St Pauls is one, you can get married at any of the churches in the group if you are legally free to do so. If you want to find out which parish you live in please visit this linkYou may also be married at St Paul’s if you are a regular worshipper and are on the church’s electoral roll.

You may still get married at St Paul’s even if you don’t live in the parish, if you or your fiancé(e) can demonstrate a Qualifying Connection. A person has a Qualifying Connection with a parish if that person:


A parent of that person has at any time during that person’s lifetime:


A parent or grandparent of that person was married in the parish.

If you or your partner have been married before you will need to speak to the Priest in Charge Revd Simon Dunn on 01249 324944 to discuss your application and talk through the options. A divorce does not necessarily rule out marriage in church. Each case is decided individually.

If you are interested in getting married at St Pauls, or any of the other churches in the Greenways Group of churches, St Nicholas’ Hardenhuish or St Peter’s Langley Burrell please contact the our office on 01249 444771 to arrange a time to visit the office to go through some of the details of getting married in the Church of England and to complete a banns application form. We ask for a £40 deposit at this time which can be paid either by cash or cheque.