The Anglican Church of the Ascension, Cadenabbia

Wedding Blessings, Renewal of Marriage Vows and Baptisms

The Church welcomes English-speaking couples who wish to celebrate their wedding with a service of blessing or the renewal of their wedding vows.  

Although the Church of England in Italy has no jurisdiction to marry people in Italy, couples are welcome to have their previously celebrated civil marriages blessed in the Church of the Ascension. The wedding blessing service can be very similar to the Anglican wedding service and therefore an additional commitment and fulfilment to a life together for a couple. It should in no way be considered a compromise for those who wish to celebrate their union with their families and friends in the presence of God in a place of Christian worship.

Although most wedding blessings take place between May and September it may be possible to arrange a service during the winter months. Please note that it is also possible for Christians of other denominations, with the agreement of our priest in charge, to use the Church of the Ascension for their Blessing.  It may also be possible for our locum priest to celebrate services in other local venues if you choose not to use the Church.

Applications can be made personally or through a wedding planner.

If you would like to know more, please contact Rev. Vickie Sims at for more information and the availability of dates.