Arrangements

Planning Your Wedding

 

We’d be delighted to meet you to discuss planning your wedding and we try to ensure that your wedding is the joyful occasion that you desire.  We listen very carefully to couples planning their marriage and services strongly reflect their wishes. Very frequently couples find that their experience of their wedding in church far exceeds their expectations and becomes a truly treasured memory. We are always very sympathetic to requests for photographs and videos of the happy occasion.

As a wedding is a legal contract to be married you will need either live in the parish or be on the “electoral roll” (membership list) of the church or have a strong connection to the parish (eg parents or grandparents worship in the church, family christened or buried here, attended school within the parish etc). You can also arrange for a marriage licence with the diocese. Do ask advice at an early stage.

As you come to discuss your marriage, the priest taking your service will help you reflect not only on your wedding day but on your future life together and we will make sure that your wedding is just as you would wish.

However, we also understand that sometimes past marriages fail for a variety of reasons. We are happy to celebrate marriages where one or both parties have been divorced but in doing so will follow the guidelines given by the Church of England which relate to how a former marriage failed and the welfare of any children.

Download an outline Order of Service.  We are able to print simple orders of service for you if required at very reasonable rates (see costs below).  We will do everything we can to ensure that the “big day” is all you would wish it to be, and more.


Suggested Hymns

HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTED HYMNS, but there are many more:

  • Love divine all loves excelling (Blaenwern)

  • Lead us heavenly Father lead us (Mannheim)

  • Praise to the Lord the Almighty, the king of creation (Lobe D.H.)

  • Praise my soul the king of heaven (Praise my soul)

  • Now thank we all our God (Nun Danket)

  • All things bright and beautiful (Monk)

  • Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy (Slane)

  • O Jesus I have promised

  • Father hear the prayer we offer (Sussex)

  • Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton)

  • Who would true valour see (Monk’s Gate)

  • Amazing grace

  • Morning has broken

  • At the name of Jesus (Camberwell)

  • Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (Slane)

  • Blest are the pure in heart

  • Come down, O love divine

  • Immortal invisible God only wise

  • Let all the world in every corner sing (Luckington)

  • May the mind of Christ my saviour (St Leonard’s)

  • O for a heart to praise my God

  • Take my life and let it be (Emma)

  • The king of love my shepherd is (Dominus regit me)

  • The Lord’s my shepherd

  • Jerusalem

Please make sure that the tune is the one you want!

TRADITIONAL ENTRANCE MUSIC:

Bridal March from Lohengrin – Wagner

Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke

Trumpet Tune and Air – Purcell

DURING SIGNING OF THE REGISTERS:

Sheep may safely graze – Handel

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach

Morning – Grieg

Largo – Handel

TRADITIONAL MUSIC TO LEAVE:

Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Toccata - Widor

Costs

The 2019 legal fees are:

Banns - £ 30

Certificate - £14

Service - £455                                             

Verger - £30

Optional costs:

Organist - £75

Bells - £80

Heating - £ 50

 Printing costs for orders of service:

Administration  £12

A4 card (white or cream) - 40p a copy

A4 card (as above) with colour picture/photo - 50p a copy 

Wedding at All Saints

Wedding at All Saints