Weddings and Renewal of Vows

Weddings in the Land’s End Benefice   

     

“The Church of England thoroughly believes in marriage for the wellbeing of individuals and society. If you have found 'the one', and you are committed to each other in every respect, there is so much more adventure ahead. We would be thrilled to be part of that adventure too.”

In the Land’s End Benefice we want to say, Congratulations on your engagement, and we hope and pray that this will be a very special time as you prepare for your wedding.

We would be delighted to talk with you about your particular circumstances and how we can help you make not only your wedding but also your life together in marriage one that is a loving, supportive lifelong adventure together.

Please contact Vanda to discuss your requirements, and how we can help you to understand and fulfil the Wedding vow outlined below:


‘I, (bride’s name), take you, (groom’s name)
to be my wife/husband,
to have and to hold from this day forward;
for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish,
till death us do part'

 

May God bless you as you prepare for your wedding day, may you know his love in your hearts now and throughout all your married life together. Amen .

  

Weddings are not the only way to celebrate a relationship. We often take services of renewal of the wedding vows, blessing new rings, celebrating an anniversary. We also hold services of blessing of a wedding after a civil ceremony. If you want to find out more please contact us through the contacts page on the website.

 

Some simple answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

Confetti – YES as long as it is biodegradable, and not thrown inside the church.

Photographs – YES on entry and at the signing of the register, but NOT during the service.

Recording the service – YES, but talk to us first, and there are additional costs.

Readings and Music – YES you can choose your own.

Flowers – YES you can organise your own but you need to have a chat with us first.

However please note that we do not allow petals being thrown in the church for you to walk over.

Fees – current fees for the service are on the Fees form for the year but there are a few extras like organists and bell ringers fees. Please note that the Church of England fees usually increase a little each year from January.

Only on a Saturday? – Not necessarily, you can legally marry in church on any day of the week, between 8.00am and 6.00pm, but it has to be when the church and minister is free. Remember that churches can be busy places with school services, funerals, and fundraising events.

Baptism at the wedding – YES!

Previously divorced? – Wherever possible we say ‘yes’ to remarriage, as long as it fits within the Archbishop’s guidelines.

Some good guides and tips for your ceremony are found here:  www.yourchurchwedding.org