Marriage in St Barnabas or Christ's Chapel

Congratulations on your engagement. The legalities about which church(es) you may have a marriage service in are fixed at a national level. The place to look for the full information is


Make an enquiry

If you meet one of the qualifying connections for marriage in the parish then please ring the Parish Office to confirm your connection and discuss next steps.

Please see GET IN TOUCH at the foot of this page for contact details.

Special Licence

In addition to the Qualifying Connections listed at if either of you are current members of staff or alumni of one of the Foundation Schools (Dulwich College, James Allen's Girls' School, James Allen's Prep School, Alleyn's School, Alleyn's Junior School) you may be able to apply to the Archbishop of Canterbury for a Special Licence to be married in the parish.

For more information about this please contact the Parish Office.

Planning well

It will help your early planning to know that all marriage services take place on Saturdays. There are NO marriage services in the parish between the third Saturday in July and the first Saturday in September, inclusive, nor in the seasons of Lent or Advent. It is our experience that couples who have booked the venue for the Reception before booking the church are often disappointed to learn that we can rarely offer you your first choice of date.

Get In Touch

  • Parish Office, 40 Calton Ave,
    London, SE21 7DG
  • 020 8693 1524
  • Contact Form
  • Office opening hours 9.30am to 3.00pm


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