Marrying in church is personal, meaningful, spiritual and beautiful – just as you want it to be.

What Is It?

Congratulations on your engagement. We are delighted that you are thinking of getting married in church.

People choose a church wedding for a whole range of reasons, perhaps because of tradition or the attractive building. However the most important reason for getting married in church is that you will be making your wedding vows in the sight of God and asking God to be part of the whole of your married life together.

What Should I Expect?

When the vows are said, you turn to each other and repeat each line after the vicar. There are other parts of the service where you are asked questions and make statements about how you will care for and respect each other, if you will remain faithful to each other throughout your whole marriage, and how you will share all that you have and all that you are with the other.

Understanding and preparing for the challenges of this commitment is what marriage preparation is all about.

What Comes Next?

Before a wedding can take place there are various legal formalities to be completed and there must be time for marriage preparation. This will normally involve you meeting with the vicar and then some further meetings to discuss the very important step that you will be taking.

Please talk with our vicar at church, or alternatively you can contact us for further information.

Further Reading

You can find out more about a Church Wedding at the Church of England’s dedicated webpage.

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