Congratulations! You have decided to become husband and wife and may wish to be married at St. Wilfrid’s Old Arley or St. Michael’s Church New Arley.
Welcome to our church. We want everything to be perfect for you as you begin your married life together.
We will do everything we can to ensure that your Marriage Service will be a time to remember with joy for the rest of your lives.
Your wedding is one of life’s great moments, a time of solemn commitment as well as good wishes, feasting and joy. St John tells us how Jesus shared in such an occasion at Cana, and gave there a sign of new beginnings as he turned water into wine.
Marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship, as his blessing enables husband and wife to love and support each other in good times and in bad, and to share in the care and upbringing of children.
For Christians, marriage is also an invitation to share life together in the spirit of Jesus Christ. It is based upon a solemn, public and life-long covenant between a man and a woman, declared and celebrated in the presence of God and before witnesses.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Rector or Churchwarden.