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Weddings

We warmly welcome all wedding enquiries, and want to make a wedding personal and memorable for the couple. Churches are special places and there are some things about a church wedding that you just cannot get anywhere else.

  • A church wedding adds a spiritual dimension to a marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to Him for help and guidance. God’s blessing is the main attraction for many couples, whatever their beliefs. In church it is marriage in the eyes of God, which makes the commitment so much stronger.
  • You can make amazing vows or promises in a church. Couples can only make vows this big in a church. These vows, made in public, help a couple to stay together and grow together. God is in at the start of a couple’s life together and our church are there for them to support them in married life together.
  • The Vicar and those who support our local weddings all make the experience special. We blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect couples’ stories and lives. Because of the relationship with all of us involved in making a visiting couple welcome in our church, the wedding is personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.
  • Our church buildings offer places of outstanding beauty and a stunning wedding venue.
  • Our church buildings offer centuries of history. Imagine all the couples who have married in our local church (including many of ourselves and our family members). You can feel that you’re becoming part of history itself, the bigger plan, by marrying in the same place as your relatives.
  • Our wedding couples are involved in making choices about the ceremony, and each wedding is uniquely different.
  • Our church simply feels like the proper place to get married. Our churches can be described as ‘peaceful’, ‘serene’, and have an atmosphere that makes marrying there a particularly special experience.

If you would like to arrange to hold a wedding in St Peter’s Church, the first step is to discuss this with Rev Rebecca Gilbert, by telephone (01223 817805) or email (rebeccagilbert@lordsbridge.org).

Those who live in the village or whose families have a strong connection will probably fulfill the legal requirements about who can marry in the parish church. If you or your family have no particular connection you can marry in the church if you are on the electoral roll, and to qualify for this you need to attend church here regularly for six months.

Fees for weddings are set annually by the Church of England, and the fees table for 2015 can be downloaded here.