Rebuilding relationships - Weddings

Many couples will be planning their weddings after months of disappointments and postponements. We will be updating advice, information and resources to help you, so keep checking this page.

These resources may help you to get back in touch with couples.

  1. When the time is right – you might like to use this card to invite couples to start planning their service with you.
  2. Also keep in touch with your diocesan office and the national Church of England ‘Coronavirus guidance for churches‘ web page as more detail becomes available.
  3. On July 7th 2020, this webinar was broadcast to help churches think about weddings and baptisms again. Presented by the Head of Life events and Welcome, Canon Sandra Millar, much of the information is still relevant.
  4. If a couple decided to cancel or postpone their wedding until the pandemic situation is much clearer, drop a card in the post to the couple to show that you understand their disappointment and that you care. There is a ready-made card on the Church Print Hub produced for this purpose. Order a printed pack here.
  5. Fees for cancelled weddings must be refunded in full, including any deposit taken.
  6. Some couples have asked if weddings or banns can take place over video link. It is not possible under English law for a wedding to take place using video conferencing technology without the couple, priest and witnesses being physically present. Banns cannot lawfully take place in this way either.
  7. This FAQ on will continue to be updated, so feel free to refer couples to it.


Invitation to plan card

Use this card when you’re ready to invite couples to plan their ceremony: Order a pack from the Church Print Hub here.

A ‘Thinking of you’ card which shows you care and understand a couple’s disappointment if they have to postpone their wedding due to the Covid-19 crisis. Order a pack on the Church Print Hub here.


Download an e-mailable version of this card.


Download and print an instant paper card from your home printer.