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The Parish of Chandler's Ford
Getting Married? We’re here to help!
The Parish of Chandler’s Ford is a great place to get married. We have two beautiful, but very different, churches to choose from. St Boniface is an elegant Edwardian church in the traditional gothic style whereas St Martin in the Wood is a modern contemporary design with a stylish, open and light interior. Both have attractive grounds which are ideal for those perfect wedding photos.
Before the big day, couples are invited to attend a Saturday preparation morning with the clergy and others in St. Boniface Church Centre; they also meet with the member of the clergy who will officiate at the wedding; and they have a rehearsal before the service. All enquiries about weddings should be made to the Parish Office who organise the arrangements and administration.
Download the Order of Service for Marriage.
Just a legal contract?
Marriage is a legal agreement between a man and a woman for life. It is about love, money, a home and children, and it is a partnership of equals, which involves sharing.
A Christian marriage includes all these, but is much more. Christian marriage is a binding agreement with each other (a covenant) like the relationship between God and his people in the Bible. Marriage is a bond, a discipline and a commitment of love.