Getting Married at the Church of St Mary Magdalene

Our church is in such a beautiful setting and in the grounds of Madingley Hall where many couples choose to have their reception, that we are often approached about having the marriage service here. There are regulations which we have to abide by, in common with any other church in the Church of England, but we all try very hard to make it possible for your wedding to take place in church.

It is worth checking whether you or your fiancée has any of the following “qualifying connections” before contacting us about a possible wedding ceremony.

You qualify if either of you:

  • lives in the parish; OR
  • is on the church electoral roll; OR
  • has at any time lived in the parish for a period of 6 months; OR
  • has normally gone to services in this church for 6 months; OR
  • was baptised in this church; OR
  • was prepared for confirmation at this church; OR
  • If one of the parents, at any time after you were born: has lived in the parish for a period of 6 months; OR has at any time regularly gone to church services here for a period of at least 6 months; OR
  • If one of the parents or grandparents was married in the parish.