Weddings at St. Alban's


On Monday March 23rd, the Prime Minister announced that the churches would be closed for weddings. We do not know how long this state of affairs will last. We show here the latest official Church of England guidance about weddings during the coronavirus pandemic.

When the pandemic is over, and life returns to normal, then our weddings policy will return to normal. Those who live in the parish of Earsdon and Backworth, and those with a live connection to either St Alban’s or St John’s, are very welcome to marry here.

Contact Revd Tim Mayfield on 07414 601351.


St. Alban's Church is one of the most popular venues in the North East for couples who want to marry in church and thanks to changes in the law more brides and grooms are discovering that they can get married in Earsdon even if they live elsewhere. All you need is a recognised connection. To see if you have the qualifying connection, make an initial enquiry via this website or visit

Once you have established a valid connection, the vicar will be happy to talk over the booking process and what to do next. He'll even supply you with a free 'wedding pack' to able you to start planning your ceremony.  There is a vast amount of further information to be found via

E-mail or Tel: 0191 2529393


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