Congratulations, you’re about to plan perhaps the most important day of your lives. It should be a wonderful, joyful day but is not something to be undertaken lightly.
A wedding in church allows you to make solemn promises to the one you love, not only in front of your family and friends but also in the sight of God and with God's blessing.
Christians believe that marriage is a gift from God in which the husband and wife grow together in love and trust. It is given as the foundation of family life in which children are nurtured. And it is a way of life made holy by God, which enriches society and strengthens community.
Getting married in Fewston or Blubberhouses church
As far as it is legally possible, we want to welcome you for a church wedding, and Church of England churches have been celebrating this moment with couples for centuries. As the established church, the Church of England gives everyone, with no former partner still living, the right to get married in their or their partner's parish church. But if you have been divorced it may be possible to remarry in church. If this is your wish please contact the Rev Teresa McLaughlin - Tel: 01943 818113 - Email: Rev.MclaughlinT@outlook.com
If you are considering marriage in either Fewston or Blubberhouses churches, or live in the parish and would like to talk to someone about marriage in church please contact, in the first instance Rev Teresa McLaughlin - Tel: 01943 818113 - Email: Rev.MclaughlinT@outlook.com
There are fees payable for a wedding at Fewston or Blubberhouses – for the church, the organist, the bells.
Planning the Service
There is a wealth of material useful for preparing for an Anglican church wedding and information concerning the wedding service on the Church of England website:
Your marriage in the Church of England
The Marriage Service
Music and Readings