“Love is patient; love is kind.” (1 Cor. 13:4)

Marriage is a gift of God in creation. God created man and woman to live in mutual fellowship and love, and marriage is the union given by God for this purpose.

Marriage is the foundation of family life, but it is also a legal contract, requiring both the will and consent of the couple. When they marry, the couple make binding promises and their union is recognised by society. In marriage, the couple submit themselves to each other and to the covenant of God’s loving care, and the congregation prays that God may bless them in their life together.

In this section, you’ll find information not only about legal requirements and practical issues, but also about marriage preparation, the service, getting married abroad and the Church’s position on registered partnerships.

“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (Matthew 19.6)

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