Our beautiful medieval church building

Set in stunning grounds, with Hadley Green in front of it and Hadley Common behind it, is a popular venue for weddings.

If you're thinking about getting married in Monken Hadley, you may find the following FAQs helpful as well as The Church of England’s weddings website. The Churchwardens would be delighted to discuss your plans with you, so just get in touch.


How do I arrange a wedding?

Please contact the Church Wardens - see our Who's Who page.

Do I have to get married on a Saturday?

Not at all - we can arrange a wedding on any day of the week but note that on days other than Saturday it can be difficult to find volunteers for jobs such as bell ringing or singing in the choir, and so there may be fewer options available for your ceremony. There are only a few days for which we cannot arrange, including Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Day, or Christmas Day. Please note also that although we conduct weddings during Advent and Lent, there will be no flowers in church during these penitential seasons, and the only flowers you will be able to use are individual button-holes and the bride's bouquet.

Can anyone get married at St Mary's?

Couples can get married in churches that have a special, historical significance for them. This is called a 'qualifying connection' - see the Church of England weddings website for details.

Can I get married in church if I am divorced?

This may be possible, but as we don't have a Rector at this time, we can't advise you, as it is at the discretion of individual clergy. You can read the Church of England policy here.

We can usually arrange a service of prayer and dedication after a civil marriage (including prayers of penitence, commitment to your vows, and blessing of your rings).