ARRANGING YOUR WEDDING

We’d be delighted to meet you to discuss planning your wedding. To be married in one of our churches you will need either:

To live in the parish; or

To be on the “electoral roll” (membership list) of the church; or

To have a strong connection to the parish (eg parents or grandparents worship in the church, family christened or buried here, attended school within the parish etc); or

To organise a marriage licence with the diocese.

image001The church teaches that marriage is a life long commitment and is the soundest foundation for family life. As you come to discuss your marriage the priest taking your service will want to help you reflect not only on your wedding day but on your married life together.

However, we also understand that sometimes past marriages fail for a variety of reasons. We are happy to conduct marriages where one or both parties have been divorced and in doing so will follow the guidelines given by the Church of England.

As marriage is a civil and legal agreement as well as a church service you are encouraged to call the parish office as soon as you can so we can discuss your plans together. We can also discuss all the other matters like photographs, confetti, videos, music etc when we meet.

You are bound to want to think carefully about hymns and readings (see below for some suggestions). 

We are able to print simple orders of service for you if required at very reasonable rates (see costs below).  We will do everything we can to ensure that the “big day” is all you would wish it to be, and more.

 


The 2017 legal fees are:

Banns

£ 28

Certificate

£ 13

Wedding Service

£424

Costs:

 

Verger

£ 30

Organist

£ 75

Bells

£ 80

Choir

£ 50

Heating, if required

£ 50

Printing costs for orders of service:

 

A4 paper backed

30p a copy

A4 card (white or cream)

40p a copy

A4 card (as above) with colour picture/photo

50p a copy 

 

 

Administration costs for preparing orders of service £12

For practical reasons we usually limit orders of service to 4 pages.

 

HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTED HYMNS, but there are many more:

 

Love divine all loves excelling (Blaenwern)

Lead us heavenly Father lead us (Mannheim)

Praise to the Lord the Almighty, the king of creation (Lobe D.H.)

Praise my soul the king of heaven (Praise my soul)

Now thank we all our God (Nun Danket)

All things bright and beautiful (Monk)

Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy (Slane)

O Jesus I have promised

Father hear the prayer we offer (Sussex)

Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton)

Who would true valour see (Monk’s Gate)

Amazing grace

Morning has broken

At the name of Jesus (Camberwell)

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (Slane)

Blest are the pure in heart

Come down, O love divine

Immortal invisible God only wise

Let all the world in every corner sing (Luckington)

May the mind of Christ my saviour (St Leonard’s)

O for a heart to praise my God

Take my life and let it be (Emma)

The king of love my shepherd is (Dominus regit me)

The Lord’s my shepherd

Jerusalem

Please make sure that the tune is the one you want!

 

TRADITIONAL ENTRANCE MUSIC:

Bridal March from Lohengrin – Wagner

Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke

Trumpet Tune and Air – Purcell

 

DURING SIGNING OF THE REGISTERS:

Sheep may safely graze – Handel

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach

Morning – Grieg

Largo – Handel

 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC TO LEAVE:

Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Toccata – Widor

 

CLICK HERE FOR SUGGESTED READINGS.