Generation Y still hope to walk down the aisle

The law on waiving parochial fees

The Revd Tiffer Robinson
In 2013 the Church of England brought in new legislation regarding parochial fees, and it's probably fair to say that ...

Ready-made marriage prep

Duncan MacInnes, from Marriage Prep In-a-day
The latest estimate of the cost of relationship breakdown in the UK is £51bn per annum according to The Relationships ...

Exploring Faith Journeys

Life Events Team
Benita Hewitt has been involved in research for 40 years and following a profound experience in her 40s which led ...

Yourchurchwedding.org has changed

Suzanne Gray, Projects Officer, Archbishops' Council
Yourchurchwedding.org has been hugely popular ever since its launch, and is now averaging about 54,000 visits a month. In ...

Stepping into the unknown

The Revd Canon Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events
Last week I was being royally treated by a diocese somewhere in England. Due to the pressure of time between ...

Supporting deaf couples and guests with a BSL interpreter

Rev Canon Gill Behenna, the Church of England National Deaf Ministry Adviser
British Sign Language is Britain’s fourth indigenous language, used by Deaf and hearing members of the Deaf community. Deaf people who ...

Supporting couples financially

Tom Newbold, Centre for Theology & Community
The average cost of a wedding in the UK is somewhere between £17,000 and £24,000. Estimates differ depending on the ...

Building bridges: What does follow up look like? 

The Revd Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events
A quick look through my inbox reveals all the organisations that keep in touch with me – and some send ...

UK Marriage Week 2019: Recipe for a Healthy Marriage

Michaela Hyde, Project Director, the Marriage Foundation
If you’re anything like me, you’ll enjoy a happily-ever-after story when two people, desperately in love, decide they want to ...

From stranger to friend: First encounters of faith journeys conference speakers

Wherever, and however we meet people, there are small things that make a big difference to how those new to ...

We’ve been hiding our light under a bushel for too long

Life events make special memories

The Revd Canon Sandra Millar, Head of Church of England Life Events
I recently read a report which explored the psychology of memory and decision making:  it seems we make future decisions ...

Marriage and divorce on the rise at 65 and over

Life Events Team
The Office for National Statistics released figures in July 2017 on marriage trends in the UK. It makes interesting reading, read ...

Life Events Ministry and GDPR

A Life Event service is a wonderful opportunity to show the warmth of God’s love, and to welcome those who ...

Warm contacts, wider contacts

The Revd Dr Sandra Millar, Head of Projects & Developments, Archbishops' Council
Every week the Church of England is involved with around 3000 funerals, 2000 baptisms of children under 12 and 1000 ...

Wedding talk

The Revd Canon Sandra Millar
Recently, I took my first family wedding when my ‘niece-by-marriage’ married in St. Bartholomew’s, Nympsfield, a beautiful listed church in Gloucestershire. It was ...

A Life Events Prayer for the Summer

The Revd Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events
Use this prayer any time you wish over the summer, for yourself and all your colleagues, who will be meeting ...

Relatable church, relatable Jesus

The Revd Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events
I feel as if I am late to the party with the word ‘relatable’. I’ve only just discovered how widely ...

Being mindful of step-children

Name withheld
  When a good friend got engaged, her fiancé’s five-year-old son turned and asked his father, “Will you still be my ...

Introducing The Life Events Diary

The Life Events Diary (LED) is custom-built online software with the potential to radically streamline administration for baptisms, weddings, banns ...

A Christmas Prayer for You

From the Life Events Team
During the busy time over the Christmas season, Life Events continue. This video was produced for Christmas 2018 for those ...