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The Seven Qualifying Rules

You can marry in St. Mary's church if you can show:-

That one of you:

  - has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or

  - was baptised in the parish or

  - was prepared for confirmation in the parish or

  - has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church

    for a period of at least 6 months

or

That one of your parents, at any time after you were born:

  - has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or

  - has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish

    for a period of at least 6 months

or

That one of your parents or grandparents:

  - was married in the parish

In all cases involving church services - i.e. going to normal church services, baptism, confirmation or marriage - this applies only to Church of England services.

Two rings tied together

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