Only couples living in the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, or whose parents live in the parish, can celebrate their marriage in our church. This is due to the fact of the large numbers of people applying.
For every marriage a preparation course is mandatory and this takes place early in the year and is conducted by married couples from the parish.
Those couples who live in the parish and are marrying elsewhere will also need to take part in the preparation course. They will also need to have their documents prepared at Our Lady of Lourdes to be sent to the relevant church. If the church is in another Diocese the papers need to be processed by the Bishop’s Office (The Chancery). Both bride and groom need to produce a recent Baptismal Certificate, a Confirmation Certificate and a Statutory Declaration of Freedom.