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Weddings at Christ Church
Marriages, banns, blessings and renewal of vows – marrying in church is personal, meaningful, spiritual and beautiful, just as you want it to be.
Getting married is one of the most serious decisions we make in life. As well as being a big commitment, it has an impact on family, friends and the whole of society.
Getting married in church recognises that marriage is a gift from God and adds an important spiritual dimension to the marriage service. In the marriage ceremony, a couple make a public declaration of lifelong commitment to love each other, come what may.
The marriage service is a legal ceremony which gives you a new status as husband and wife.
Christ Church is pleased to be able to offer wedding services to people who live in the parish, have a connection with the parish or people who are regular worshippers at the church.
If you would like more information about church weddings or to check which is your local Church of England church, please visit The Church of England wedding planner website www.yourchurchwedding.org.
If you would like to find out more about getting married at Christ Church, please contact the Vicar at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are planning to get married at another church but you live in the Parish of East Greenwich, you will need to have your marriage banns read at one of churches in the parish. We are always delighted to read you marriage banns at Christ Church.
You need to meet with us in advance to show us your ID and proof of address and pay the fee set by the Church of England. Your banns will be read three times before your wedding day and a certificate provided to give to the Vicar of the church where you get married.
Christ Church offers a marriage preparation day for couples getting married at Christ Church or at another church. The promises you make on your wedding day seal your love and commitment to each other for the rest of your lives, so it makes sense to spend some time thinking about the words and all that they mean.
You may have known each other for a long time already, but the promises and declarations you make on your wedding day are some of the biggest promises you will ever make. The marriage preparation day provides the time and space to think about the vows and the difference they will make.
A husband and wife can have their marriage blessed in church, whether they got married in the UK or abroad. For couples who marry abroad, it can be a way of ensuring more family and friends can celebrate the marriage if they were unable to travel to another country for the legal marriage.
It is a simple service acknowledging the commitment already made between husband and wife during a civil ceremony and asks for God’s blessing and guidance in your new life together. For more information please contact the Vicar at email@example.com.
Renewal of marriage vows
It’s possible to renew your wedding vows any time after your wedding day, regardless of whether you had a church wedding or not. It’s a bit like a marriage refresher and is often used on special anniversaries, or even after a period of difficulty in a marriage.
Some couples have used it in other ways, for example if they want to have a low key civil wedding, or a civil wedding abroad, but still want a significant church service for family and friends at home. It can be designed to be intimate or grand, or could even be part of one of the church’s usual Sunday services.
For more information please contact the Vicar at firstname.lastname@example.org
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