To arrange a marriage please contact Fr Malachy T. Eze.
Please note that for all marriages the Diocese asks that you give at least six months' notice in order to give adequate time for preparation.
WHERE CAN WE GET MARRIED?
Any Catholic marrying in Scotland must marry in a place of worship in regular use. This means -
WHO DO YOU SPEAK TO?
No matter where you intend to marry, the first port of call for a Catholic must be the Parish Priest of the parish in which you are presently living (you are regarded as domicile in that parish - consequently considered a member of that local parish - if you have lived there for over for six months).
If you are not sure which parish you belong to, you can refer to the Parish Boundary Map here.
The parish priest of the place you are presently living therefore has responsibility for preparing and processing your application.
WHEN SHOULD WE MAKE ANY BOOKINGS?
Your own parish priest should be contacted before you confirm any other wedding arrangements, including booking the reception venue.
A minimum period of SIX MONTHS notice is needed by the Church to allow for preparation of the required documents and for planning the ceremony with you. In some cases (for example if you and your partner are from two different countries) even longer may be needed)
EVEN IF ...
Even if you are marrying outside Scotland, a Catholic living in Scotland needs to contact his/her local priest in Scotland.
EVEN THOUGH ...
Even though you are marrying in a church, you still need to contact the civil Registrar.
WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED?
If you are a Catholic then you will need the following:
If you are not a Catholic but are getting married to someone who is a Catholic then you will need the following:
Once you have obtained all your documentation you should make an appointment to see Fr Malachy Eze bringing all your documentation with you.
Some helpful guides for the marriage ceremony.