Marriages

Why marry in church?

Churches are special places and there are some things about a church wedding that you just can’t get anywhere else..

A church is so much more than simply a venue for your wedding. Unique and special things become part of your marriage, on the day itself and beyond:-

  • A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your 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.
  • You can make amazing vows, or promises, in a church. You can only make vows this big in a church. These vows, made in public, will help you to stay together and grow together. God and your church are there for you to help you keep your vows.
  • The Vicar has a very particular role to play in your wedding. They can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Because of the relationship with the Vicar, your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.
  • Church buildings offer outstanding beauty. Old or new, intimate or grand, our 16,000 churches are some of the nation’s most stunning wedding venues, with two-thirds being listed buildings.

For more on what it means to get married in church see https://www.yourchurchwedding.org

Here in Wroughton we have a whole team of people ready to welcome you and work with you as you prepare for your marriage. Organist and choir, bellringers and flower arrangers, verger and clerk, clergy and cleaners, are all dedicated to making your wedding day special.

The vows that you make in church acknowledge that life has its ups and downs, and to help you think about making the best start in this new phase of your life together we run a marriage preparation course which explores relationships and how they work well, what the service says, and deals with all the practicalities. If you are planning to get married, and would like more details, please contact us by emailing marriage@wroughton.com, or coming to the Clergy Surgery on Tuesdays from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at the Parish Office, Priors Hill or by phoning the Parish Office (01793 812050).