St Agnes High In Wedding League Tables

st agnesSt Agnes has the third highest percentage of residents who are married or in civil partnerships in England and Wales.

Almost two-thirds of residents are in formal relationships according to data compiled by the Royal Mail to mark the 40th anniversary of the postcode.

Only areas of Worcester and parts of Poole have a higher percentage.

Canon Paul Miller has worked in parishes in Kent and Devon before Scilly. He says in larger areas it isn’t possible to know everyone but in Scilly it seems that marriage and civil union remains popular.

There seems to be a strong sense of family, he says, and only this week he’s been talking to three different couples about planning their marriage.

Paul has been working to promote the off-island churches as wedding venues and he says his promotional work with the Islands’ Partnership has brought results so far.

Tresco Estate have been doing a lot to encourage visitors to get married here, he says, and that can have big benefits for tourism.

Wedding couples often bring up to 60 family and friends with them, who get to see Scilly and might return on their own in the future.