License To Wed

In order to marry at Christ Church, or anychurch for that matter, it is necessary foryou to have obtained a ‘licence to wed’ fromthe Colchester Registry office, as without itwe, or anyone else, cannot legally marry you.

You can arrange an appointment to obtain alicence to wed from the Colchester RegistryOffice by phoning 0345 603 7632.  

After the meeting, the Registry Office will send you the licence in the post and youwill need to send the original, not a photocopy, on to us at Christ Church,6 Carnarvon Road, CO15 6PH, where it will be kept in our safe until the wedding day.

Please note that this process may take a few weeks.