Weddings

Weddings

A marriage service is a public declaration of love and commitment to your partner. If you choose to get married in church, there is an extra dimension – the assurance that God cares about your relationship and that his resources and strength are available to help you. Including God in your marriage doesn’t mean that you will avoid the usual ups and downs, but you will know that you can look to God for help and guidance and that his love will sustain you.

The Bible compares married love with the love Jesus has for his followers. He expressed his love by being prepared to die for the people he loved. This is amazing, unconditional love. Jesus never said ‘I love you, but…’. In our marriages we can try to follow his model by loving our partners in a self-sacrificial way, putting their needs before our own.

If you live in Pembury you are entitled to be married in one of our churches.  If you do not live in Pembury you need a ‘qualifying connection’.  The Vicar will be happy to discuss this with you.  The fact that one or both parties has been married before is not usually a problem.

To find out more look at the Church of England website.