|There are five ways in which you can be entitled to be
married at St Paul's Little Eaton, as set out by marriage law. For more
detailed information click here.
a) Living in the parish
(this does not just mean that your parents live in the village). You
can find which parish you live in here.
b) Being on the Electoral Roll
of the church (for this you have to attend church for six months).
c) By having a qualifying connection
with the parish. For more details of what is a
qualifying connection, click here.
d) By applying for a Special Licence from the Archbishop of Canterbury if you have a link
with the parish (e.g. grew up in the village). This is rarely used now.
e) By being
resident in the parish for 14 consecutive nights and, during this time,
visiting the Registrar or his appointed surrogate. This only is used in
If both of you are previously unmarried you would qualify to be married
at St Paul’s Little Eaton by satisfying any one of these
criteria. If either one of you have been married before then you will
need to meet with the vicar to discuss possible arrangements.