Banns of Marriage Application Form

If you live in the church parishes of Kemsing or Woodlands, and are having a church wedding somewhere else, we need to publish your banns of marriage here. It is a legal preliminary for a church wedding that Banns of Marriage have been published in the church where the wedding will take place, and also in the parish churches where the bride and groom each live.

(If you live here, and are having a wedding in Kemsing or Woodlands churches, you also need your Banns read here. However we will arrange that with you when we book the wedding, so this form is not relevant for you.)

Please complete this simple form, to make sure we have all the details we need. Please then send a cheque for £40, payable to "St Mary's Kemsing PCC" or "St Mary's Woodlands PCC", to

The Weddings Administrator
The Vicarage
High Street
Kemsing
Sevenoaks
TN15 6NA

We will let you know when we will read your Banns. You do not need to be present for the Banns to be valid, but many couples like to hear them read and to be there as we pray for you in the service.

The Wedding
Please tell us when you are getting married.
Which church are you getting married in? Please tell us both the name of the church, and where it is? For example: St Stephen's Tonbridge
Reading your Banns
You need to have your Banns read in the parish church where each of you lives. If either of you lives in the church parish of St Mary's Kemsing, your Banns would need reading there. Similarly, if either of you lives in the church parish of St Mary's Woodlands, your Banns would need reading there. Most couples only need to have their Banns reading in one of our two churches. If the bride lived in Kemsing parish and the groom in Woodland parish, you would need to have your Banns published in both churches.
The Groom
Enter your full name, including any middle names
Enter your full postal address, including your postcode
The Bride
Enter your full name, including any middle names
Enter your full postal address, including your postcode
Contact Details
What is the best number to reach you on?
Please leave an e-mail address where we can contact you
Please publish our Banns of Marriage in the 3 months before our wedding. We confirm that the details supplied are correct, and we understand that our Banns will only be read once the necessary fee has been paid.