If you are considering having your wedding at Shildon Methodist Church, please contact our Minister who will be delighted to discuss this with you. You can contact Rev David Payne by telephone on 01388 778207 or by email at If you leave a telephone message for the Minister please mention in your message that your enquiry relates to Shildon Methodist Church.

Wherever possible we will try to hold the wedding on your preferred date, but that may not always be possible, so it is important to discuss your wedding plans with the Minister before making arrangements for the reception. If either of you are divorced this does not in itself prevent you from marrying again. 

Marriage is a special and important event in the lives of the two people involved; it marks a new chapter in their life together. When that marriage takes place in church, we meet in the presence of God, and ask God’s blessing on that marriage; the vows are made publicly in the presence of family and friends. It is a significant event that, “no one should enter into lightly or selfishly”, but it is also a joyful celebration of the love and commitment between two people. 

We wish you God’s blessings as you prepare for your big day and for the many years of marriage that will follow.