Church Wedding


Can I have a Church Wedding and have the Reception at The Ashes?

Yes, If you are having a Church wedding, The Ashes is the perfect wedding reception venue. Your guests will be welcomed and served drinks on arrival in the either The West Barn, the courtyards or on the formal lawn next to the lakes.

What are banns?

Banns are the usual legal preliminary to a church wedding. They are an announcement of your intention to marry and an opportunity for anyone to put forward a reason why the marriage may not lawfully take place. Banns are read out in the main Sunday service in the parish where each of you lives as well as the church in which you are to be married, if that is in another parish. The Banns are called on three (usually but not necessarily consecutive) Sundays during the twelve weeks before the wedding.

Do I have to be married in my Parish Church, or could I choose any church?

If you are a regular worshipper in a church outside the parish in which you live, it is usually possible to be married there. If you are not a regular worshipper, why not start attending? You will normally be expected to attend services for at least six months before becoming eligible to be married in a church other than your parish church. If you want to get married in a parish where neither of you resides or is a regular worshipper, you will need to talk to the parish priest.

St Lukes Church, Endon (2 minutes)

01782 502 166

Methodist Church, Endon (2 minutes)

01782 503 228

St Annes Church, Brown Edge (Catholic) (10 mins)

01782 835941

St Marys Church, Leek (Catholic) (10 minutes)

01538 382 385

For enquiries about:

Longsdon Church (5 mins)

Horton Church (10 mins)

St Edwards Church, Cheddleton (10-12 mins)

St Lawrence, Rushton Spencer (15-20 minutes)

Call 01538 371456 or email:


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