Hundreds of couples have, for centuries, chosen to enter in to Holy Matrimony in our most beautiful grade 1 listed historic buildings.

Entering in to Holy Matrimony through a Wedding in the Church 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 enter in to Holy Matrimony 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, The Anchor & Five Bells public houses, 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 enter into Holy Matrimony 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 entering 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.