How do we get married

Welcome!

Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage. Whether you're just beginning to think about a church wedding, or well into the planning already, we want to help and support you.

A wedding is one of life’s greatest celebrations. Coming together to celebrate the love of two people who are committing themselves to a life-long relationship is a cause of real joy in family and friends.

When that ceremony takes place in church, as well as the vows and promises that are made wherever a wedding may take place, we say prayers and ask that God be present with you and for you throughout your married life together.

We also acknowledge that our love for one another is a gift from God and reflects the love that God has for all of creation. Marriage is what the church calls a ‘sacrament’ – a sign of God’s grace and a reminder of his continual loving presence.

If you are thinking about being married at St Neots Parish Church, we hope that you will find the information you need on these pages. Please contact us at office@stneots.org to book your special day, or to ask for more information.

The Church of England’s Weddings website (www.yourchurchwedding.org/) contains a wealth of resources for planning your day including suggestions for readings, poems, hymns and other music, as well as advice on every aspect of wedding planning.

You may have been to a church wedding. It can be a simple and quiet ceremony, or it can be with all the trimmings: choir, organ and bells! You do not have to dress up and the bride does not need to wear white. The choice is yours. Everyone agrees we do a good traditional wedding!

What's really important

A church wedding is about the couple who are marrying and their commitment to each other. The marriage takes place within an act of Christian worship and God’s blessing on the marriage is prayed for. We believe that God give his blessing to all who ask it. The service in church is joyful and relaxed and children are especially welcome. We like to share in the joy of your special day and we work very hard to make it special for you.

Here are some photos of Julie and Lee's wedding (by arrangement with K J Durbin Photography 07595 881695)

Here are some photos of a recent wedding (by arrangement with Distant Cloud Photography)

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