Getting married in Aylesford Church
We are so pleased that you have decided to make such a rewarding commitment and we wish you all the best with your wedding planning and preparation.
There are various wedding venues to choose from nowadays, but many people still choose to get married in church. Churches are very special places to hold your wedding ceremony, and St. Peter & St. Paul's is certainly no exception. The Church of England wedding website yourchurchwedding.org lists a number of reasons why church weddings are so special, including:
A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance. God’s blessing is the main attraction for many couples, whatever their beliefs.
You can make amazing vows, or promises, in a church. You can only make vows this big in a church. These vows, made in public, will help you to stay together and grow together. God and your church are there for you to help you keep your vows.
The vicar has a very particular role to play in your wedding. They can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Because of the relationship with the vicar, your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful, and you are fully involved in making choices about your ceremony.
Many church buildings offer outstanding beauty and St. Peter and St. Paul's is one of them.
Also, as you walk down the aisle you follow hundreds of other couples, some of whom may be your family members, which can feel like you're really part of the history, the bigger picture, in that church and community.
All these things and more can add up to make the day very special.
A church wedding also offers you a lot of support both before and after the wedding.
There are some things to be considered for getting married in a Church of England parish church. There are certain residential requirements but these allow for a lot of flexibility, and there are some costs (set by law) but they are likely to be less than other venues.
Music, Choir, Bells and Flowers
There will be additional charges if you choose to have an organist, the choir and/or bell-ringers. Flowers for your wedding can be arranged with the church flower arrangers.
You can find out a lot more information at yourchurchwedding.org. One of the best features is a complete wedding ceremony planner.
Arranging your Wedding
For enquiries regarding available wedding dates and general information, please contact Anita in the Parish Office (Tuesday and Thursday, 9am - 12pm): 01622 719366 (or, during Covid-19, in her home office during the same hours: 01622 719589) | Email
Or contact Ruth, the vicar, at any time: 01622 717434 | Email
Dates are not restricted to just a Saturday, other days are possible as well.