'Engagement blessing'

I recently did an ‘engagement blessing' at our local Nursing Home, where the grandfather of a newly-engaged bride is bedridden

Wedding Music Session for couples

​​​​​​​For a number of years now in two different parishes I have introduced a Wedding Music Session. When I send out my wedding leaflet and request for a deposit at the end of January for the upcoming weddings, I also send a invitation to the session.

Encourage prayer with a little light

This gift has been trialled at National Weddings Shows and almost without exception, it is received with surprise and delight by couples, regardless of where they are getting married.

Wedding Workbook for Children

Quite a lot of my couples already had children, and we wanted to have a resource that would help children think through the day and feel involved

Passports and decree absolutes – how to make sure you always check

The Pastoral Services Diary is an online administration tool to help you keep on top of tasks and dates relating to the occasional offices

A Wedding Blessing

I have used the following wedding blessing prayer at the reception of a civil wedding

Using the wedding candle

I use the wedding candle after the proclamation and before the blessing of the marriage as a symbol of the two becoming one

If a couple have children – taking part in the service

If the couple already have children, involve them in one of the preparation sessions

Making children at a wedding feel welcome

Make a point of welcoming the children in your introduction before the entry of the bride

Back to church – using Valentines Day

Every year our church organises a Valentines quiz on one of the weekends just before or after Valentines day itself

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