Weddings

God is love, and those who live in love live in God and God lives in them

John 4:16

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If you are thinking about having a wedding in church, we would like to help you all we can. We believe that marriage in church is important for couples as they make their vows to each other before God and in the presence of their families and friends. We can guide you on your eligibility to be married in St George’s and the clergy and others offer marriage preparation, giving an opportunity to prepare for life as a couple. Topics include:

  • Communication
  • Money
  • Coping with conflict
  • Sex
  • In-laws and family issues
  • Children

For more information, please check out yourchurchwedding.org

Why marry in church?


Churches are special places and there are some things about a church wedding that you just can’t get anywhere else..

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 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 Vicar 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 Vicar, your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.
  • Church buildings offer outstanding beauty. Old or new, intimate or grand, our 16,000 churches are some of the nation’s most stunning wedding venues, with two-thirds being listed buildings.
  • Church buildings 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.
  • You can be involved in making choices about your ceremony. You can even use our online ceremony planner to get you started.
  • 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.

 

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