At the time of writing there are fifteen weddings booked for 2008 and it is likely that several more will be arranged as we enter the spring. Couples approaching the Rector about tying the knot in church are expected "to show their love for each other and a commitment to grow more in love in the future as a couple and with love itself."
Adds Kevan: "A wedding is a significant marker in peoples lives and a difficult confrontation with the reality of love that can be nerve-racking and even intimidating. Our response must be to create space so that two people in love can publicly engage with their feelings and hopes, and do so with the security, I believe, our Christian faith can provide."
Zoë Boxley (neé Spiller) remembers the big day ...
When Richard and I got engaged in 2002, we knew from the start that we wanted to get married at St Marys Church in Woodbridge. We loved Woodbridge and had many happy memories of the church. I had been a bridesmaid there and seen my godson Rory baptised in the church.
At the time we were living in Stourbridge in the West Midlands so we wrote to the Rector, Kevan, to explain the situation. On our behalf he kindly sent an application for a Special Licence to the Archbishop of Canterburys office, and we were delighted when the licence was granted and were keen to meet Kevan to prepare for the wedding. From the moment we met him, he made us feel not only welcome, but also very excited about our wedding day.continued ...
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