Choosing hymns for your church wedding might feel like a daunting task. What words do you want your guests singing in unison as you and your love stand at the alter together? Your best bet is to choose hymns that are meaningful to you. Was there a hymn that your Nan always hummed while making her homemade custard tart? Do you have memories of your Grandad belting out the words to ‘Amazing Grace’ on a Sunday morning in the church pew. Are there words that resound true for you still as you listen to the lyrics of a hymn? If so go with those. They will flood your service with meaning, memories and depth as you all join to sing together. And if you have no idea where to start, we’re here to help you. This could be the beginning of making hymns a meaningful part of family traditions within your new family, and having something as timeless as a simple tune to pass down for generations.Read More
When it comes to marriage it is easy to get caught up with the wedding day itself. All the planning for the biggest day of your life can take over, but it’s really important to remember that once the wedding day is over you are committing to a marriage that will last a lifetime.
When I got married eight years ago I was fortunate enough to take part in a marriage preparation course with my husband to be at the church where we were to be wed. Unfortunately not everyone has access to these kind of sessions so today I want to encourage all of you to take an evening out to discuss some of the most important topics that could cause tension in your marriage.Read More
A lot of people get married in their local church for various reasons. Historically, it's where their parents or grandparents tied the knot, for it's central location in their town, for the beautiful architecture and classic look, and for personal religious values. Christians view marriage as a promise, commitment, or covenant not only between two people to commit themselves to each other, but to God as well. Believing God to be the centre of the marriage and the strength that keeps them loving each other unconditionally.
Therefore, churches make it a mandate to include a scriptural reading from the Bible for every church wedding ceremony. For some brides and grooms it can be an overwhelming choice. This is meant to give you a little help as you begin to look through the Bible for verses that speak to you and give your marriage meaning.Read More