Weddings and Blessing

For some people, a church simply seems like the only place to get married. You are welcome to be married in any of our three parish churches whether or not you are christened or whether you come to church.  It’s your church and we welcome you. If you live outside the parish, it is still possible for you to marry here.   If you have children we welcome them, and it is possible for you to have your children christened on your wedding day.  Wherever you choose to marry, a wedding blessing service is available if you wish to dedicate your civil marriage to God afterwards. 

wedding at St Giles

Marriage is an important part of Christian life. Making your marriage vows before God helps to focus on the seriousness of the marriage vows, the enduring nature of love, and is a profound statement of commitment.

Even if you are not churchgoers, you may wish to get married in church, receive a blessing following a marriage in a Registry Office, or to renew your marriage vows as a gesture of your continuing love for each other.

In the parish we have three beautiful churches for you to choose in which to have your marriage service.  There are several wonderful reception venues close to each of our churches including Owlpen Manor and Kingscote Barn.  The Village Halls in Uley and  Nympsfield are also available to hire.

If you do not live in the parish you will need to marry by qualifying connection, please contact Canon Michael who will be happy to discuss these arrangements with you. 

For more information, please visit the main Church of England's website  or their dedicated Wedding Website.

In the first instance, please contact Revd Canon Michael Cozens on 01453 546459 or by email (  You may then be asked to complete and return some of the forms available to download below:

Marriage Preparation
Helping to prepare both for your wedding day and more importantly for marriage itself.

Wedding Readings
Suggested readings (please note, this is not a definitive list).

Wedding Music
Wedding Music suggestions (please note, this is not a definitive list)