If you are planning to get married at St Francis de Sales or elsewhere and you live within the geographical boundaries of the parish, please make an appointment to see Fr. Shaun at who will take you through the necessary paperwork that needs to be completed.

If you do not live within the geographical boundaries of the parish, you must have a strong historical or family connection with the parish in order to be married at St Francis’s. If you believe you have such a link, contact Fr Shaun to ascertain whether that is the case.

In any case, no couple should, under any circumstances, make fixed arrangements for their wedding, such as with a reception venue, until they have completed the initial paperwork with the parish clergy and they have explicitly confirmed that the marriage can go ahead and that the proposed date is possible.

Depending on the circumstances, completing marriage paperwork can be a protracted affair. Couples should contact Fr Shaun not less than six months prior to the proposed wedding date to ensure that they have the best chance of completing their paperwork in time for the proposed date of marriage.