Located on Chart Lane, to the East of Reigate town centre, St Mary’s is the Parish Church of Reigate and includes the town centre within its Parish. Part of the Church of England (the Anglican Church in England) welcoming people from a variety of backgrounds.
It is beleived that there has been a church on the site at Reigate since the Norman conquests, and maybe earlier. Not knowing a clear date when St Mary’s was founded, the first written record is around 1160. The church has gone through a number of additions and restorations in the 19th century to bring it to its present state.
As a wedding venue, St Mary’s has a classical look with the Lychgate leading to the double doors at the entrance.
The tower at the front can be easily seen across Reigate and leads you in to the large expansive interior.
As a photographer, the lighting is the same as most classical churches, quite dim and needs high ISO to get the right exposure. Virtually all churches ban flash photography and so the restrictions have to be respected. As these photos show, it looks good at this size.
Sarah and Richard will be getting married at St Mary’s in June.
For further details on St Mary’s Church, you can visit their website at St Mary’s Reigate.org