is a beautiful, romantic city, redolent of Christian tradition, so it is no surprise
that in recent years more and more foreigners have come to Rome to be married. All
Saints' is a particularly lovely, very English-looking church, and people often
enquire about getting married here. In a time when many people choose to be married
in secular settings, we are very pleased that you are considering making your commitment
to each other part of our own pilgrimage towards God as a worshipping community
and pastoral family. Please keep the following points in mind as you make this important
Like other Christian churches, the Church of England believes that the best place
for people to marry is in their own parish, where at least one member of the couple
resides and regularly attends services. Canon law states this principle clearly,
and any couple marrying in the Church of England in the UK would be held to it.
However, the chaplain will perform the marriage blessing in church, if you are willing
to comply with certain strictures. Residents of Rome or central Italy are within
the jurisdiction of All Saints' pastoral care, and can therefore consider All Saints'
as their own parish.
If you wish to have your marriage blessed in Rome, you should understand that you
will in any case have to be prepared for Christian marriage by your own minister
or pastor, who will then have to contact Father Jonathan directly. Residents of
Rome will have to make arrangements for marriage preparation with our chaplain.
Generally speaking at least one member of the couple should belong to the Anglican
tradition, since there are several other English language Christian churches in
Since the Church of England has no civil jurisdiction to marry people in Italy,
a couple wishing to have their marriage blessed at All Saints' Church must arrange
to be married in a civil wedding service before the date of the blessing. For foreign
residents, it is easiest to do this in the country where you are living and speak
the language, though it is also possible to do it in Italy. A brief description
of how to go about arranging a civil marriage in Italy follows our price list, though
you should always check with your consular office for any recent changes to the
If you wish to be married at All Saints' and would like more information, please
send us an email at: email@example.com