The year 2020 seems to be a year for weddings. We have had many enquiries already. We are not suprised, hundreds of men and women have for centuries chosen to get married in our most beautiful grade 1 listed historic buildings.
Getting married is one of life’s most wonderful moments next to knowing Jesus personally; an act of lifelong commitment and solemn promise to love, whatever life throws at each one. The tradition continues to this day.
Whether you are thinking of proposing, saying “yes”, getting engaged, or wanting to make your commitment publicly, we would love to take you through the next steps. Things are simple if you (one of you) live in one of the parishes or have been a registered worshiping member, are British, are legal adults, and one is a woman and the other a man.
However, many from outside our parishes get married here because we have great venues for holding a reception. The wedding day and a jolly good party could be had not too far from our three churches. Bunker’s Barn, Eggington House, Five Bells public house, Bellows Mill, Stanbridge and Tilsworth Community Hall and Tilsworth Golf Centre are all within a five to ten-minute drive.
If you don’t live in our parishes (Totternhoe, Stanbridge & Tilsworth), do not hesitate to contact us at least seven months in advance. Many couples book more than a year in advance. We would be really happy to walk you through all the steps.
If you live outside our parishes, you can still apply to be married here at TST if one of your parents lived here or attended church services regularly after you were born for at least six months. Also if either one of you were baptised or confirmed or even lived in a TST village for at least six months, at some time in your life.
A good source for information on getting married in a church is the weddings page of the Church of England website. The Church of England website also has a Ceremony Planner page. To discuss the possibility of your wedding in the TST benefice, book an appointment with our Vicar. After meeting the both of you, you will be contacted.