Welcome to the United Benefice
of Chaddesden, St Philip with Derby, St Mark


Getting married is a huge step – even if you’ve been together for years – and many people will try and get you to spend, spend and spend. There are many different venues available, all sorts of beautiful buildings, and many lovely places where you can get married.

In our two churches we offer you a holy place with a lovely atmosphere, and lots of photographic opportunities. With our help, you can make it – in a very special way – your service. You can involve your friends and family. Together we will choose your readings and music, and put together a service for you.

It is a huge privilege working with couples, getting to know them, finding out their hopes and their plans, and supporting them through marriage.

We have a community that will love and support you – and hold you in our prayers. They will welcome you when you come to church beforehand, be interested and excited by your plans. You are not just hiring a venue for a day. We will still be here in a few years time when you bring your children for baptism – and when, in 50 years, you want a venue to celebrate your Golden Wedding.

You have a legal right to be married in your parish church if you live (or one of you has lived) in the parish, were baptised or confirmed here, or regularly worship here. Or if one of your parents live (lived) here or were married here, or your grandparents were married here. If you want to get married here, but don’t have this legal right – we still want to marry you. We ask that you make the commitment to worship with us for at least six months before your marriage – which we hope you’ll do anyway.

More Information:

Guide to Weddings

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