Weddings

Thinking of a Church Wedding

Congratulations! You’re welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are christened and whether or not you regularly go to church. We are also happy to conduct Thanksgivings or Renewal of Vows at a significant anniversary.

The Church of England has an excellent website, www.yourchurchwedding.org, which will help you to plan your wedding and answer your questions. If you would like to get married at J’s and B’s, we will do all we can to make your dreams possible. Please get in contact with the clergy as soon as possible.

We are a wheelchair accessible church, with plenty of parking. We offer an induction hearing loop, accessible toilets with baby changing facilities. For an extra charge we can provide an organist, bell ringing and the adjacent church hall is also for hire, with a live music licence. Pictures of the church hall set up for a recent wedding reception are available on the church hall page.

The Church of England permits the re-marriage of divorced people in Church (subject to certain conditions), so divorce does not automatically prevent someone getting married again. If you plan to marry in another church, but live in Fenham, you may also have to contact us for a legal requirement called ‘Banns of Marriage’.

Please get in contact the clergy as soon as possible.

The Prayer of Wedding Blessing

The Prayer of Wedding Blessing
Blessed are you, O Lord our God,
for you have created joy and gladness,
pleasure and delight, love, peace and fellowship.
Pour out the abundance of your blessing
upon this couple in their new life together.
Let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts
and a crown upon their heads.
Bless them in their work and in their companionship;
awake and asleep,
in joy and in sorrow,
in life and in death.
Finally, in your mercy, bring them to that banquet
where your saints feast for ever in your heavenly home.
We ask this through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.