Weddings at St. Luke's
Marriage is a wonderful institution. Taken seriously by both people in a relationship it brings real blessing and joy. At St. Luke's we love to be a part of celebrating this momentous step in people's lives and we believe that marriages can be deeply enriched by learning what its creator, God has to teach us about it.
Can I get married at St. Luke's?
Firstly, you need to 'qualify' in one of the following ways to be allowed to be married at St. Luke's:
Secondly, if one of you has been divorced and their previous husband or wife is still alive, then there is no guarantee that we will agree to a wedding at St. Luke's. If this is the case, then we will follow the following procedure to decide whether we will marry you at St Luke's:
How much does it cost?
The cost in 2022 is £527. This includes everything you need for a wedding to take place at St. Luke's including playing recorded music. You will of course need to pay for and arrange for any extras that you want yourself. E.g. photographers, printed orders of service, flower displays etc.. This also no longer includes the marriage certificate, which now has to be purchased from the registrars.
What is marriage all about?
A wedding day itself can be a wonderful occasion. At its core, however, are some amazing and very serious promises that a husband and wife make to each other (see the sidebar). These promises involve committing to be together and faithful to each other until death parts you - no matter what life may throw at you. It is a massive commitment, but when it is taken seriously it brings wonderful blessings and a great foundation for family life.
What do I need to do?
If you are interested in a wedding at St. Luke's, then please contact Paul, the vicar, to arrange to meet up and confirm dates (we rarely say "No" to any date requested) on 01843 592562 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information please see the PDF below:
The commitment is summed up beautifully in the promises that you make to one another in the wedding service itself: