The Church of England is a big supporter of marriage between a man and a woman. A good marriage has a positive effect on couples and leads to great contentment in life for the couple themselves, family and friends around. Marriage between a man and woman creates a new family unit and is the bedrock of a strong and stable society.
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 where God gives help and guidance. God’s blessing is the main attraction for many couples, whatever their beliefs.
You make wonderful promises in a church and these, made in public, will help you be committed, stay together and grow together. God and your church are there for you to help you not just on the day but in the years ahead.
The minister taking your service has a very particular role to play in your wedding. He can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Because of the relationship with the minister, your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.
Our church building at St Peter’s offers outstanding beauty and nearly 1000 years of history to be part of! Imagine all the couples who have married here, some of whom may well be your family. You can feel you are becoming part of history itself, the bigger plan of God for you by marrying in the same place as your relatives. We know these sorts of connections can make your day even more special.
As part of getting married at St Peter’s we offer special ‘marriage preparation’ during the previous months including a special ‘marriage preparation day’ which all couples getting married come to.
If you have recently got engaged congratulations! and it would be wonderful to meet and talk with you about your plans and how we can help. Please contact our church office for details via our online form.