St Joseph's Catholic Church

Bishop Thornton, Harrogate


Please contact Fr Maurice if you would like to arrange a wedding.

If you are thinking of getting married, it is nearly always necessary to give at least six months’ notice, and preferably more. This is to make sure that all the civil formalities and spiritual preparations can be completed in good time.

You will need to attend a marriage preparation course and meet regularly with the priest who will be conducting the ceremony.

If neither one of you lives in the parish of St Joseph’s, Bishop Thornton then you will need the permission of your own Parish Priest. When only one of you is Catholic that will be the Parish Priest of the Catholic partner. If in doubt check with the Parish Priest.