Booklet

Wedding Service booklets

Set out below is words and prayers to be included in your service booklets. All texts printed in black are needed so people can follow the process. Text printed in red are some suggestions for including hymns and readings.

It is often a help to follow previously married couples service booklets to get the flow and ideas that have been used in the past but also to be free to create something new for your wedding.

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Processional

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Possible 1st Hymn
Contact our Organist to discuss suitable music.


Welcome and Opening Prayer

Family and friends of Groom and Bride, you are here to be witnesses to the vows about to be made: will you do everything in your power to support Groom and Bride in their marriage?

All say: We Will

THE CONSENT

Together

God our Father, in Your great love for mankind
You have given us the gift of marriage;
so bless Groom and Bride as they pledge their lives to each other,
that their love may ever more grow
to be the true reflection of Your love for us all;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE WEDDING

Marriage
Exchange of Vows
Blessing of Rings
Joining of Hands
Declaration of Marriage

Readings

Look at the suggested readings from scripture, you may want one or two readings. This is a great opportunity to include friends or family members who you would like to include in the service.

Address

Possible 2nd Hymn
After the Vows, readings and address, it is good for the congregation to stand for a moment, so this is the ideal time to have another hymn.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Together

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be Your name,
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are Yours
now and forever. Amen.

THE BLESSING

Together

Almighty God, Lord of the universe,
all love, strength, and understanding come from you;
so direct and govern us in body and soul that we may strive to live according to your word, and to do everything that is agreeable to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

SIGNING OF THE REGISTER

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Contact our Organist to discuss suitable music to be played at the signing of the register and music for the recessional. (Leaving the church as a married couple.)

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