Weddings

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

A wedding is one of life’s great moments, a time of solemn commitment as well as good wishes, feasting and joy. S John tells us how Jesus shared in such an occasion at Cana, and gave there a sign of new beginnings as he turned water into wine. Marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship, as his blessing enables husband and wife to love and support each other in good times and in bad, and to share in the care and upbringing of children. For Christians, marriage is also an invitation to share life together in the spirit of Jesus Christ. It is based upon a solemn, public and life-long covenant between a man and a woman, declared and celebrated in the presence of God and before witnesses.

 

Planning a Wedding

We would love to marry you at Holy Trinity! If you live in the parish, or have ever had a strong connection to the parish, or your family has ever had a strong connection to the parish, you are probably able to marry in Church – just get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to advise you on everything you need to know to help you plan your wedding day. There’s no need to be a regular church-goer, or even have been baptised.

Have a look at the Church of England’s Your Church Wedding on planning a Church wedding too!

Publishing Banns

The easiest way to make sure the marriage can go ahead smoothly is to have your banns read out in Church prior to the wedding. This must be done in the parish where you live, even if that isn’t where you’re going to be married, so do make sure you check on where your local parish boundaries are – you might be surprised!

If you’re not sure whether you live in the parish, check the list of streets and addresses with in Holy Trinity parish boundaries, or try your postcode in A Church Near You.