Marriage at St. Gabriel’s

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Welcome and congratulations on your forthcoming marriage!

We want to help and support you from your first contact with us to your first anniversary and beyond.  We’re here for you at every step.
 

Call the Vicar

Arrange a time for both of you and Revd Arthur to discuss what happens next. You can also come along to meet Arthur at our open office on a Saturday morning between 9.30-11.00am.  There’s no need to make an appointment, just pop in.
 

Preparation

It is very useful for you both to spend time at a number of Sunday services to gain an understanding of the Christian faith and Christian marriage and a deeper insight into the place of hymns and music in relation to the church itself, and we encourage you to so this during the time before your wedding, as part of your preparations.
 

Banns

Banns are announcements in church of your intention to marry and a chance for anyone to put forward a reason why the marriage may not lawfully take place.  On these occasions, everyone in our church will also be praying for you.  It can be very special and moving, so come along if you can. You are very welcome to invite your family and friends to hear your banns being read too.
 

Rehearsal

Near your wedding day, perhaps a day or two before, you will usually have the opportunity to come to the church and rehearse the ceremony with those who are involved.
 

The Big Day

Arthur and the team here at St. Gabriel’s will do all they can to make the day a personal, meaningful and spiritual experience for you and your guests.
 

First Anniversary and beyond

St. Gabriel’s will always be here for you throughout your marriage if you need us.  Even if you did not get married here, we would be delighted to mark your first anniversary by praying for you both.  Just come along and ask us.