St. Peter's Church

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For any couple looking to get married at St. Peters Church, you've come to the right place. It is a wonderful location for your ceremony and is the perfect setting for your most special day.

If you are interested in having your nuptials at St. Peters, please telephone Ruth Fretton on 01548 853633 and for Parochial Church Wedding fees please visit the Church of Englands website.

From the Church of England of marriage:

Marriage is a very ancient idea. The Bible suggests it goes right back to Adam and Eve, who were 'made for each other' (Genesis 2). Jesus' teaching on marriage, as exclusive, unbreakable and forging a new family unit, drew on this original blueprint. And Jesus loved a good wedding: he turned water into wine at a wedding reception (John 2), his first recorded miracle. Even today, marriage exists in practically every country and culture on earth.

So marriage has always been part of God's good plan for us. And no wonder! A good marriage is healthy, freeing and life-giving, as you'll discover as you read through this section.

Christians believe that marriage is a gift from God. There is something in a public commitment of this magnitude that has a spiritual element to it and which can transform a relationship to a new and deeper level.

"When you commit to someone they are always in your thoughts; when you decide things, you always consider how it will affect them, not just you"

God intended marriage to offer the right place to grow in love and support for each other, fulfil our sexuality and provide a stable and secure environment for bringing up children. Marriage can change us for the better, and as we change, our marriage grows along with us.

In the marriage ceremony, a couple make a public declaration of lifelong commitment to love each other. A commitment, by its nature, is a challenge. Saying 'I will' to those vows obliges you to forgive and be forgiven. It will be tough at times! So marriage is a risk, but a risk worth taking. There's plenty of evidence to show married couples are more likely to be healthy, wealthy and wise.