Weddings

Marrying in church is personal, meaningful and spiritual just as you want it to be. Churches are special and unique places to get married in - the prayers, promises and the whole service of celebration become part of your marriage, on the day itself and beyond.

  • A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance. God’s blessing is the main attraction for many couples, whatever their beliefs.
  • You can make amazing vows, or promises, in a church. These vows, made in public, will help you to stay together and grow together. God and your church are there for you to help you keep your vows.
  • The Vicar has a very particular role to play in your wedding. They can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story.  You can be involved in making choices about your ceremony so your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.
  • Church buildings offer outstanding beauty and centuries of history. Imagine all the couples who have married in your local church, some of whom may well be your family. You can feel you’re becoming part of history itself, the bigger plan, by marrying in the same place as your relatives. We know these sorts of connections can make your day even more special.
  • For some people, a church simply seems like the proper place to get married. Churches can be described as ‘peaceful’, ‘serene’, or having an atmosphere that makes marrying there a particularly special experience.

More information can be found on the Church of England website http://www.yourchurchwedding.org

If you are considering marrying in Cudham Church or St Mary's, Downe we can assist you in making your wedding special in helping you plan the service, the music, and decorating the church with flowers.  Please contact the Vicar, Rev John Musson via the parish office 01959 540012, by email vicar@pcd.org.uk, or complete the enquiry form on the 'Contact Us' page.

We look forward to hearing from you.