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Special Occasions

Marriage

Wedding***As things stand, the Chaplaincy is working remotely and is available via email. Chapels and Prayer Rooms are closed and all on-site services are suspended until further notice - we are not taking books for any special services until after January 2021. Please note the current advice from King's re Coronavirus***

 

We are delighted when members of the College wish to get married in our beautiful College chapels, and we will do everything that we can to make your day as special as possible.  

About marriage in the Church of England

The Church of England describes marriage in the following way:

A wedding is one of life's great moments, a time of solemn commitment as well as good wishes, feasting and joy. St John tells us how Jesus shared in such an occasion at Cana, and gave there a sign of new beginnings as he turned water into wine.

Marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship, as his blessing enables husband and wife to love and support each other in good times and in bad. For Christians, marriage is also an invitation to share life together in the spirit of Jesus Christ. It is based upon a solemn, public and life-long covenant between a man and a woman, declared and celebrated in the presence of God and before witnesses. 

You can find more information about marriage in the Church of England here.

Legal requirements

You can be married in one of the College Chapels if:

  • one of the partners is a current member of College (student or staff)
  • one of the partners left College not more than 5 years ago.  

You will need to apply for an Archbishop's special licence to be married in a College Chapel and we will help you through this process.

Fees

There are set fees for Church of England weddings and there will also be a cost involved if you would like an organist or a choir.   

Further details about fees

Who to contact

Please contact The Revd Tim Ditchfield (for weddings in the College Chapel, Strand Campus) or The Revd Jim Craig (for weddings in the Chapel of Thomas Guy, Guy's Campus).

Prayer

Eternal God, our maker and redeemer,
as you once enriched the wedding at Cana
when your Son turned water into wine,
so by his presence now bring your joy to this day.
May we drink deeply from your boundless love
and know in our hearts the delights of your Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

 

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