Weddings and Baptisms

Marriage Policy

Because of the laws relating to marriage, in order to be married in one of the parish churches of either Berwick, Selmeston or Alciston a person must have a ‘Qualifying Connection’. That person:

  • Was baptised in the parish. (This does not apply where the baptism formed part of a combined service of baptism or confirmation); or
  • Had his or her confirmation entered in a church register book of a church or chapel in the parish; or
  • Has at any time had his or her usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months; or
  • Has at any time habitually attended public worship in the parish for at least 6 months; or
  • A Parent of that person has at any time during that person’s lifetime:
  • Had his or her usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months; or
  • Habitually attended public worship in the parish for at least 6 months; or
  • A Parent or Grandparent of that person was married in the parish.