NEWS FOR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES:
Starting from 4th May 2021 Marriage Certificates will only be issued by Local Registration Office and not by the parish anymore.
Do you wish to get married in St. Patrick ?
We welcome enquiries concerning marriage which should be made to Fr. Patrick in the first instance. At least one of the couple should be a baptised Catholic. Usually, at least one of the parties will live in the parish of st patricks or come to mass here .
Both parties must be free to marry in the eyes of the Church and we can examine this, if necessary. (The fact that one party is not a Catholic or has been married before will not necessarily prevent the marriage taking place, but we would need to look at the circumstances.)
You will be invited to take part in a pre-nuptial course. We can discuss whether that takes place here or elsewhere.
There is a certain amount of paperwork required before the marriage takes place. This includes :
Recent baptism certificates (certified by the parish of your baptism within six months of the proposed date of the wedding);
Documentation confirming your freedom to marry;
Permission from your home parish priest if you do not live in this parish;
Certain other documentation if one of you either are not a Catholic or have been married before.
At the initial meeting with Fr. Patrick you can establish the documentation relevant to your circumstances, and a mutually convenient date for the ceremony.