As the local Parish Church, St Teilo's is available for the Solemnization of Marriages for those who live within the parish boundaries or have a connection with St Teilo's church. If you or your partner is resident within the Parish of Caereithin, you are entitled to have your wedding in St Teilo's. If you or your partner no longer live within the parish but have a connection either by attendance, baptism or confirmation; or through parents or grandparents; or by previously living in the parish, then you may still be able to get married in St Teilo's church. A conversation with the Vicar will clarify the situation for you.
The Christian community believes firmly in the sanctity of marriage and that those who seek to have their marriage solemnized in church should believe and accept that the vows made before God are for life in fidelity to each other. If a couple accept this understanding of marriage, then we will be delighted to welcome you to St Teilo's for your Wedding and will assist you in your planning and preparation so as to ensure that all goes well on the day itself. Please feel free to contact us if you would like further assistance with your enquiry.
Giving Notice of Marriage
By law, the minimum period for giving Notice of Marriage is 28 days if you are a UK or EEA citizen. Before Banns can be called in church the documents listed opposite must be presented and verified by they appointed person for the church. If one or other of the partners is not a UK or EEA citizen then Notice must be given at Swansea Registry Office and may take up to 70 days.
The fee for getting married in St Teilo's is £200.
This fee includes:
The Calling of your Banns.
The fee for preparation of couple and Wedding ceremony.
The use of the Church for rehearsal and the Wedding Ceremony.
We will be happy to arrange an organist to play for you at your Wedding Service. The normal fee for an organist is £50 and is an extra cost.
A Deposit of £50 is to be paid at the time of booking your wedding which is refundable.
We are aware that your circumstances may be such that you would find it difficult to afford the above fees. If this is the case, then contact the Vicar who will be happy to discuss the matter so as to set an affordable fee.
To comply with the
Marriage [Wales] Act 2010, amended 2015, Couples wishing to get married in Church by Banns must provide the following documents before Banns can be called:
Proof of Identity
Proof of UK or EEA citzenship
Proof of address
Those who are not UK or EEA citizens cannot be married in church by Banns. If you need help with or clarification on this then please contact Swansea Registry Office.