The Christian church believes that marriage is a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman; and that sex is at its best when reserved exclusively as an expression of love within a marriage. There are many different choices available for couples considering marriage. And its not just the choice between a civil wedding or a church wedding. If you chose a civil wedding you can get married in the local authority’s register office or in hotels, stately homes, and even football stadiums.
The church offers more than just a venue for a wedding; it offers practical care and concern for the whole of your married life together. And there are many options you can chose within a Church wedding to make the start of your married life a very special day. If you chose a civil wedding the Church, in some circumstances, offers a service of blessing.
In 2010 in the Diocese of Lichfield, 2,233 couples were married in our churches; while 106 couples had services of blessings for their civil marriage.
For more information about the range of services the Church has to support your marriage and help your wedding day go smoothly, please contact your local parish church. You can find contact details for all our churches by clicking here. Alternatively email your full contact details, including postal address, and we will send your enquiry to your local parish.
Click here for more information about church weddings from the new national Church Weddings website.