The Church declares: “Marriage is a gift of God in creation through which husband and wife may know the grace of God”. We are delighted that you are considering a Church wedding. Churches are special places and are unique places which conveys a deep and abiding meaning to the people who have come for centuries. Having a Church wedding will a spiritual dimension to your day that is rooted in the distinctive Christian claim that God is love (Deus caritas est).
The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance. God’s blessing is the main attraction for many couples.
You can make amazing vows, or promises, in a church. You can only make vows this big in a church. These vows, made in public, will help you to stay together and grow together. God and your church are there for you to help you keep your vows.
The Rector (incumbent) has a very particular role to play in your wedding. They can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Because of the relationship with the Rector, your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.
Church buildings offer outstanding beauty. We have four churches within the Benefice.
All of our churches offer centuries of history. Imagine all the couples who have married in your local church, some of whom may well be your family. You can feel you’re becoming part of history itself, the bigger plan, by marrying in the same place as your relatives. We know these sorts of connections can make your day even more special.
For some people, a church simply seems like the proper place to get married. Churches can be described as ‘peaceful’, ‘serene’, or having an atmosphere that makes marrying there a particularly special experience.
And after your wedding, you’ll realise that a church is more than simply a wedding venue. We’ll always be here for you. If you would like to talk to the Rector about the possiblility of a Church wedding with us please contact him directly.
In planning your day you can find everything you will need here: www.yourchurchwedding.org