We aim to be a loving and welcoming Christian community:
honouring God in worship, following Christ in our lives and participating in his mission.
The Parish Office, 1 Halmer Gate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2DR
Tel 01775 722772
A wedding marks the beginning of a new phase in life. As part of preparation for marriage we will spend some time with you discussing your understanding and expectations of your future, and encouraging you to be aware of anything where your expectations may be different.
We will ask you questions but we will not tell you how to live your life. We will also look with you at what you will say in the marriage service in church.
Nowadays, many people live together before they decide to get married and sometimes have children either together or from a previous relationship.
In the busyness of life it is not always possible to take a step back and consider what we want our lives to be, and so we offer you this opportunity to take stock and talk about your future together.
Even if you have already been living together for some time, you are still two separate individuals with different backgrounds, personalities, experiences, hopes and fears.
You’ll never make such big promises to each other as the day you make your wedding vows. Your church knows that you will want to think these through and provides the time and space to do so. Ask your Vicar about marriage discussion and what they offer to help you consider the vows together.
To get you started, these are some of the key issues:
You may find this booklet useful if you are already living together to help with thinking about what may change when you get married:
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