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MARRIAGE - "Those whom God has joined"

A church is so much more than simply a venue for your wedding. Unique and special things become part of your marriage, on the day itself and beyond:-

A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance. God’s blessing is the main attraction for many couples, whatever their beliefs. You can make deep and personal vows, or promises, 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 Priest has a very particular role to play in your wedding. They can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.

In the Diocese in Europe, in many countries it is not possible for clergy to perform the full ceremony of marriage, including the legal parts, as is done in England under Church of England provisions. In many European countries the church service must follow a civil ceremony. It is not unusual for some couples to be married locally or in the UK before coming to church for a service which includes the blessing of their marriage. Because of the diversity of our diocese there is no standard fee for such services. You will be told the fee when you make the booking for your wedding.

It is wise to make contact with your local church as soon as you decide to request a wedding or marriage blessing so that we can try to facilitate your request at the time you would like it.

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