if you live in one of the six parishes covered by the Valley News ie. the Winterborne Valley and Milton Abbas Benefice, you have the right to be married in any of the six churches and the Abbey at Milton.

Whatever your beliefs or none, whether or not you are christened and regardless of whether you go to church or not, you have the right to be married in one of these churches.

There are other circumstances that provide the right qualification to marry in one of our churches, for instance, you may have moved away but were christened or confirmed in one of the them, your parents or grandparents were married here, your parents have moved here, you once lived here for six months or more.

Whatever the case, we will always happy to talk through the possibilities.

Things can get a bit complicated if one of you has been divorced.

Again, be encouraged to talk this through and let’s see what is possible.