Qualifying Connection

You have a Qualifying Connection with St Martin’s Church if any of the following apply:

  • Baptised [christened] in the parish

  • Confirmed [and the confirmation registered] in the parish

  • Parent or grandparent was married in the parish

  • Lived in the parish for at least 6 months

  • Parent lived in the parish for at least 6 months

  • Regularly attended church services in the parish [6 months]

  • Parent attended church services in the parish [6 months]

This means that as long as you plan far enough ahead you can develop a qualifying connection to be married in almost any church.

This is just a summary of the rules regarding Qualifying Connection: please discuss this with the Vicar.

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