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Frequently asked questions about Weddings at Holy Trinity

Why get married anyway? ​

Christians believe that marriage is a special relationship created by God. It involves a public commitment to a lifelong relationship of faithfulness and love between a man and a woman. This commitment is spelled out in the vows that the couple make to each other in the marriage service. Christians believe that marriage with its commitment to permanence offers the degree of stability and security that we all need in relationships and that the children of those relationships also need.


What is the difference between marriage and living together?

Marriage is based on a public declaration of lifelong commitment between a man and a woman. With living together there may or may not be a commitment for life and usually the commitment has not been expressed publicly.


Who can get married at Holy Trinity? 

For a couple to get married at Holy Trinity normally one person must either live in the parish or be on the church electoral roll. In some cases others who have a strong link with the church, but do not live in the parish, are able to marry at Holy Trinity. Please contact the church office for details. Where one person has been married before and the previous partner is still alive normally a Service of Prayer and  Dedication after a Civil Marriage is offered, though in exceptional circumstances a full church wedding may be possible under the latest Church of England guidelines.


How do I book a wedding?​

Please phone the church office on 01737 766604 any weekday morning or contact us by email.


What hymns can we have at our wedding?​

There is a wide choice of possible hymns. Our organist will be happy to advise. Some of the most popular weddings hymns are listed below:


  • Love Divine all love excelling

  • Make me a channel of your peace

  • Morning has broken

  • My song is love unknown

  • Now thank we all our God

  • O Jesus I have promised

  • O Lord my God (How great thou art)

  • O Worship the King

  • Praise, my soul

  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

  • Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord

  • The King of love my Shepherd is

  • The Lord's my Shepherd

  • All things bright and beautiful

  • Amazing grace

  • At the name of Jesus

  • Colours of the day (Light up the fire)

  • Dear Lord and Father of mankind

  • For the beauty of the earth

  • Give me joy in my heart (Sing hosanna)

  • Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer

  • Immortal Invisible

  • Lead us Heavenly Father

  • Lord for the years

  • Lord of all hopefulness

  • Lord of the dance

  • Lord the light of your love is shining (Shine, Jesus, shine)


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