Are you thinking about being married in St Peter’s? We are delighted, and hope that we can do everything to help make your wedding day special. We have set out some thoughts and considerations below that will help you start to plan your special day.
Once you have looked through them, please get in contact at [email protected]. You will be asked to come to the Vestry at church on a Wednesday evening (between 6.45 pm & 7.30 pm) to talk through the details.
Why get married in Church?
A marriage service, wherever it is held, is a public declaration of love and commitment to your partner. If you choose to get married in church, there is an added dimension – the assurance that God cares about your relationship and that his resources and strength are available to help you. Including God in your marriage doesn’t mean that you will avoid all the usual ups and downs, but you will know that you can look to God for help and guidance and that his love will sustain you. You will also have the support and encouragement of the Christian Church family
What do Christians believe about marriage?
The Bible compares married love to the love Jesus has for his followers. He expressed his love by being prepared to sacrifice himself, even to die for the people he loved. This is amazing, unconditional love. Jesus never said, ‘I love you but…’ In our marriages we can try to follow his model by loving our partners in a self-sacrificial way, putting their needs before our own.
The marriage ceremony gives you a new legal status as husband and wife and a new stability within which your relationship can flourish and grow. Christians believe that marriage offers the right place for the fulfilment of our sexuality and that it provides a stable and secure environment for bringing up children.
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