To enquire about the possibility of a wedding at St James, Southwick or St Nicholas, Boarhunt

If you are wondering about the possibility of getting married either at St James or St Nicholas, then please read on, and then click on the relevant links.


We would be delighted to meet with you to discuss the possibility of your wedding. There are several things to discuss and to be explored in relation your enquiry (hymns, dates, fees, legal matters etc), and this is something that we prefer to do in a face to face meeting and rather than on the telephone.

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of getting married here then: 

Please click here for the  Initial Enquiry Form

If your marriage arrangements have been agreed with the Chaplain then:

Please click here for the   Banns Application Form


Coronavirus updates

Planning documents for weddings, baptisms, funerals and private prayer

As we prepare for restrictions on places of worship to be lifted, the national Church of England’s COVID-19 Recovery Group and the Liturgical Commission have prepared some preparatory guidance and liturgy. They are sharing these documents with us now to help us to prepare for the next phase of church life, but these are clearly not yet operational. 

Bishop Christopher has said: “While there are no indications yet from Government about the timing and pace of the recovery of use of Church buildings, I know it will be welcomed but also gradual and demanding. The advice and guidance available now will enable thinking and planning to begin. When it is possible for some of the possibilities discussed to be implemented, then I shall let you know. In the meanwhile the legal position remains unchanged. Access to church buildings remains absolutely restricted to clergy alone (and their household) for private prayer or streamed worship, and for specifically authorised essential tasks. When the Government eases the restriction then I shall authorise as much as possible – but always within the law, safely, and with a commitment to the health and wellbeing of individuals and the communities we serve.”