Weddings

Couples love celebrating their weddings in the beauty and warmth of Portugal – and family and friends enjoy attending weddings here too! Porto offers great venues for your celebration. The Anglican Chaplain at St James’, Porto welcomes enquiries from couples interested in celebrating their wedding ceremony or renewing their wedding vows in St James’ Church, Porto or at their preferred location in the region.

Our chaplains have officiated at weddings in Roman Catholic chapels and other churches, as well as at more informal locations such as an hotel. Our Chaplain (Priest) would be very happy to discuss your celebration and to bless your marriage.

Our team consists of our two resident Priests, The Reverend Canon Dr Philip Bourne and The Reverend Robert Chavner, assisted by our Wedding Planner, Ana Holland. 

Alan Dawber, our very skilled organist, is available for services that take place at St James’. Our aim is to provide excellent care for each of you, so ensuring your wedding day is unique to you.

Please remember that any celebration of a wedding must comply with Portuguese law, which requires a preceding legal civil ceremony in your own country or here in Portugal.

Venues other than the Church of St James’ must be arranged by the couple. We are pleased to celebrate wedding blessings for both Anglicans and Christians of all other denominations.

All enquiries to the Chaplain: email