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honouring God in worship, following Christ in our lives and participating in his mission.

The Parish Office, 1 Halmer Gate,

Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2DR

Tel 01775 722772


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This information is intended primarily for those who are getting married elsewhere and have been told that they must have their banns read in this parish.

If you are getting married at St Mary and St Nicolas, we will explain what you need to do.

The legal requirements mean that it is essential to establish that there is no legal obstacle to your marriage.

A minister will ask on three Sundays if anyone knows a legal reason that would prevent your marriage.

Normally this happen at the 10.30am service, on the first, second and third Sundays of the month but one before your wedding (e.g. the first three Sundays in June if your wedding is in August).

The three main reasons why someone could object to your getting married are


After your banns have been read and no one has objected, you must collect a certificate and pay the fee.

You must show this certificate to the person who is conducting your wedding.

 You are not legally allowed to get married without this proof.

To arrange to have your banns read please contact the Parish Office.