We are delighted for any couple who are planning to make the lifetime commitment to each other in marriage and we welcome them. We would love to help you celebrate your big day, but please remember that we too might have other commitments, therefore if you would like to get married in St Paul and St John the Evangelist please check with the Rector that any dates you are considering are free before making plans to use the Church.
People sometimes ask whether they can get married in church if they have been married before. We can marry couples where one or both have been married before provided the bishop consents. The rector, will be very happy to speak you about this.
Weddings in the Scottish Episcopal Church tend not to be just done off the peg but are tailored to the couple who are getting married. There is not only one way for a wedding service to be, just as there is no such thing as one way for a marriage, together we will craft a service. The couple themselves should expect to have a significant involvement in planning the service, including choosing which prayers, readings and vows are used.
No-one can get married in Scotland without dealing with the local Registrar. You can find details of what the law requires of you at this link – Marriage in Scotland – mygov.scot
Following a change in the canons (the laws of the church) St Paul and St John the Evangelist is delighted to also offer a church wedding service to same-sex couples would with to celebrate their marriage in church.