WEDDING AT ST MARY’S
To arrange a
Wedding at St Mary’s you need to contact the Vicar and arrange to
see him, so that he can take your details, and discuss with you what
kind of wedding you want. (Phone 01455 234241)
getting married go to their own Parish Church – everyone in England
lives in a Parish. Hinckley is divided into two parishes – St
Mary’s, and West Hinckley. The law has changed, making it easier for
couples to marry in a church of their choice. Couples can marry in a
church where they can show they have some connection through their
family. Even if this is not so it may still be possible to marry at
St Mary's. Couples need to see the vicar, tell him why they want to
get married at St Mary's, and he will explain the matter further.
For couples where one or both are divorced: The clergy at St
Mary’s are prepared to marry those who are divorced; but before
agreeing to do so, the vicar will want to see the couple and talk
the matter over with them.
from 1st January 2010
Bells - optional
Choir - optional
Wedding Blessing in Nave Total : £261
( for those getting
These fees go up a
little each year.
We ask for a
deposit of £75 to confirm the wedding arrangements.
It is the duty of the person who will
be conducting your wedding to help you prepare for it. This means
not just the arrangements for the service, but to help you
understand what Christian marriage means.
There are various ways of doing this.
Some clergy will do the preparation themselves, either with each
couple separately, or with several couples together.
Larger parishes will often involve
other people in the preparation. This may take the form of several
evenings in someone's house along with other couples. Or it may
involve all the couples coming together for several hours on a
Whatever form the preparation takes
the aim is the same: to help couples prepare for the most important
commitment that most people ever make. Couples need all the help
they can get if they are going to make a success of their marriage.
It is because so many marriages today fail that most churches try
to give better preparation than often happened in the past.
Nothing will guarantee the success of
a marriage except two people determined to make it work. But proper
preparation is essential : thinking through the meaning of the vows
that will be made, preferably in the company of other couples. In
the end Christian marriage is about believing there is a God, the
God of love, who is always there to help us love and forgive each
At St Mary’s we now run a two
week course – usually on Sunday evenings, at the home of the couple
running the course. If you decide to get married at St Mary’s, at
least six months before the wedding you will be contacted to tell
you about arrangements for the Marriage Preparation.
The Vicar says: “So many couples
– the vast majority – tell me how much they enjoyed the Marriage
Preparation. Some even make new friends, and not only go to one
another’s weddings but keep in touch, and go out together”.
COMING TO CHURCH
all those getting married at St Mary’s to try to come to church at
least once a month in the period leading up to your wedding. Among
all the preparations to be made for your wedding don’t forget to
prepare for the most important part of all, the service in church.
The best way to do this is by coming to church. This way you will
get accustomed to the church, and you will feel far less nervous on
your wedding day!
10.15a,m ALL TOGETHER – our lively All Age Service
EVENING WORSHIP – a quieter, shorter service
Peter our Organist is always
pleased to discuss with you any personal requirements you may have for
your special day or make suggestions if you want something that little
Please feel free to
him and chat over your wishes.
to enter the church, leave the church and during signing the register
music is appropriate, as well as the traditional our organist Peter
will be pleased to suggest other options.
HYMNS SUITABLE FOR WEDDINGS
AMAZING LOVE (SPECIALLY
WRITTEN WORDS BY BRIAN DAVIS TO THE AMAZING GRACE TUNE)
AND DID THOSE FEET IN
ANCIENT TIMES - JERUSALEM
BIND US TOGETHER, LORD (SPECIALLY WRITTEN WORDS
BY BRIAN DAVIS )
DEAR LORD AND FATHER OF
GIVE ME JOY IN MY HEART
GOD ALL LOVING (SPECIALLY WRITTEN WORDS
BY BRIAN DAVIS TO THE MORNING HAS BROKEN TUNE)
I DANCED IN THE MORNING /
LORD OF THE DANCE
LORD OF ALL HOPEFULNESS
MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR
ONE MORE STEP ALONG THE
WORLD I GO
If you require
different hymns please check suitability with either the Vicar or
ORDER OF SERVICE
If you are planning to print
your own orders of service then please see click on the button below
for a pro-forma you can use to create these. St Mary's printed
orders of wedding service are available if you wish to use them
instead of printing your own.