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I am always happy to conduct a celebration and blessing upon your wedding, or civil partnership, in a location and style of your choice. I have over 20 years of training and experience in ministry and now work as an independent minister from any particular faith, church, or denomination. This allows me the freedom to conduct your wedding celebration or blessing in the location and style which you're seeking. I can shape the approach and content of your service specifically around your needs and, in this way, make it a completely unique and memorable experience for you, your family, and your friends.
It's important to note that, before I conduct a wedding celebration service, you will need to complete a civil wedding ceremony within a registry office or in the presence of an authorised person in order to ensure that your wedding or civil partnership is recognised and documented as a legal commitment under the law. This is perfectly acceptable and, within the UK, people of faiths other than that of the established Christian Church have been conducting and celebrating their weddings in this way for many years. Often having their civil wedding ceremony conducted earlier on the same day, with a smaller number of witnesses present, then moving on to the venue of their choice for the main celebration and blessing service where all of their family and friends can join them to celebrate their special moment. Your local registry office will be happy to discuss the options available to you.
For those who are already married or committed to one another in a civil partnership and wish to have a special blessing upon their lives together as a celebration of a specific date, anniversary, or moment, no contact with a registry office is necessary. You can choose the venue, style and content of service which you'd like and I will, again, work with you to create the special and precious moment which you're seeking.
As in all areas of my ministry I have an open, welcoming and fully inclusive approach to wedding celebrations. I realise just how important it is to properly value, celebrate and reflect the love shared between two people no matter what race, creed, culture, sexuality, or beliefs we may hold. I will work with you and your family to shape your wedding celebration around you, encompassing the values, music, words, readings and thoughts which are important to you. In this way you are able to create a moment which is totally reflective, personal and unique to you as a couple.