Congratulations on your Engagement! We are delighted you are considering one of our Benefice churches for your special service.  The churches at Warmington, Tansor, Cotterstock, Fotheringhay and Southwick are all excellent venues, each with their own character, history, and prayerful grounding. You can be sure of a very caring atmosphere, and a friendly welcome.

Why get married in Church?

A marriage service, wherever it is held, is a public declaration of love and commitment to your partner. If you choose to get married in church, there is an added dimension – the assurance that God cares about your relationship and that his resources and strength are available to help you. Including God in your marriage doesn’t mean that you will avoid all the usual ups and downs, but you will know that you can look to God for help and guidance and that his love will sustain you. You will also have the support and encouragement of the Christian Church family.

What do Christians believe about marriage?

The Bible compares married love to the love Jesus has for his followers. He expressed his love by being prepared to sacrifice himself, even to die for the people he loved. This is amazing, unconditional love.  In our marriages we can try to follow his model by loving our partners in a self-sacrificial way, putting their needs before our own.

The marriage ceremony gives you a new legal status as husband and wife and a new stability within which your relationship can flourish and grow. Christians believe that marriage offers the right place for the fulfilment of our sexuality and that it provides a stable and secure environment for bringing up children.

The wedding service

Because of the relationship with the Vicar, your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.  You can be involved in making choices about your ceremony.  Churches can be described as 'peaceful', 'serene', or having an atmosphere that makes marrying there a particularly special experience.

With every blessing on your preparations.  Please get in touch with our Vicar, Rev'd Dr Donald McFadyen to find out more:  Phone 01832 280025 or email

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