The celebration of marriage is your celebration. This means that although there is a set structure to either a nuptial Mass or the celebration of marriage outside of Mass, there are many aspects which can be adapted to suit you – your choices of readings, hymns, music. Members of your family or your friends can read the readings and say some of the prayers, you can select texts for the prayers and compose your own prayers of intercession. You can arrange for the decoration of the church with flowers, you may like to invite the choir to sing at your wedding, or a soloist, and you may want the church bells to be rung. All these details should be discussed with the priest, but you should arrange with the people concerned whether they are available and able to attend your wedding. Below is a list of names and telephone numbers, and the usual fee relating to each item.
The church fee is £75.00
Barbara Hartley will arrange an organist, the choir, and a soloist, should you require them. You should contact her as soon as possible, to discuss the musical options which are available. There is a range of wedding music which she will be happy to explore with you. Please be aware that texts of hymns, readings and other parts of the service are subject to copyright legislation. This needs to be kept in mind if you are producing an order of service.
Contact Barbara Hartley on 0114 2320159
Organist fee £80 (depending on whom we can get)
Choir Fee £75
The flowers are arranged in church by two members of the congregation. If you require their service, please contact them in time to check their availability and to discuss your preference. Options are:
- Fresh flowers: it would be appreciated if you order your flowers and request them to be delivered to the church in time for them to be arranged the day before your wedding
- Silk flowers: we have a selection of artificial flowers, but if you require a particular colour that we haven’t got, please purchase and we will be happy to incorporate these into an appropriate arrangement.
- Mix fresh and silk flowers
- if outside florists are booked, please liaise with the Parish Secretary to have access to the church
Contact Mrs Barbara Parker: 0114 2325042
Fee: cost of the flowers plus £40.
The church of the Sacred Heart has one of the few Carillon instruments in the North of England. Contact Hansel D’Roza: 0114 2853450
Both bride ad groom need to go together in person to the register office of the district in which they live, at least thirty days before the wedding, and apply for a certificate each to authorise the wedding.
The fee for the certificate is about £35 each. It is valid for 12 months.
Ring first to make an appointment, and bring your birth certificate passport and fee.
Sheffield Register Office: Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HH phone 0114 2039423