If a couple have children

Gloucester vicar
When a couple have older children I have invited them to stand during the service [just before the vows in ...

Keep in touch with contacts by e-newsletter

Rev Bryony Taylor
One good way in which you can keep in touch with people who you meet through the occasional offices is by ...

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

Tom Pearson, Technical Project Manager, Archbishops’ Council
The Pastoral Services Diary is an online administration tool to help you keep on top of tasks and dates relating ...

Encourage prayer with a little light

Life Events team
This gift has been trialled at National Weddings Shows and almost without exception, it is received with surprise and delight ...

Wedding Music Session for couples

Revd Rosamund Seal - Holbeach
For a number of years now in two different parishes I have introduced a Wedding Music Session. When I send ...

Making children at a wedding feel welcome

Projects Team
  • Make a point of welcoming the children in your introduction before the entry of the bride. Reassure families that it ...

New prayer website

Projects Team
Justpray.uk encourages people to give prayer a try, with resources, live online prayers and links. Helpful for those ...

If a couple have children – taking part in the service

Projects Team
  • If the couple already have children, involve them in one of the preparation sessions and discuss any ideas they might ...

Keep Your Certificate Safe

Andrew Dotchin
We offer a free "Keep your Marriage Certificate safe" service. If the couple do not need their certificate immediately we ...

Back to church – using Valentines Day

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

Using the wedding candle

Gloucester vicar
I use the wedding candle after the proclamation and before the blessing of the marriage as a symbol of the ...

A Wedding Blessing

The Revd Dr Sandra Millar
I have used the following wedding blessing prayer at the reception of a civil wedding. So long as it is ...

Wedding Workbook for Children

Ally Barrett
Quite a lot of my couples already had children, and we wanted to have a resource that would help children think through ...