If you are thinking of marrying in St Peter & St Paul's Church Stainton or St Peter's Church Hilton or St Margaret's Church Brookfield, our Parish Priest would love to meet you so please contact the Reverend Claire Todd who will discuss your wedding plans with you ( you can contact Claire via the Church Office 'phone (01642-597454) or by e-mail ( BSHPlurality@hotmail.com )).
St Peter and St Paul's Church Stainton can accomodate a maximum of 100 people, St Peter's Church Hilton up to 60 people, and St Margaret's Church Brookfield up to 140 people.
A summary of the legal formalities is shown below. We will be able to discuss them further with you when we meet.
You can be married in one of our churches if either the bride or the groom
has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
was baptised in the parish concerned or
was prepared for confirmation in the parish or
has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
That one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
That one of your parents or grandparents:
was married in the parish
In all cases involving church services - i.e. going to normal church services, baptism, confirmation or marriage - this applies only to Church of England services. Even if you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, we want to help you explore whether it may still be possible for you to marry in one of our churches.
The following website has some useful information: