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Services & events
Chapels & chaplaincies
We are delighted when members of the College wish to get married in our beautiful chapels, either the College Chapel on the Strand or the Chapel of Thomas Guy, and we will do everything that we can to make your day as special as possible.
The Church of England does not currently conduct civil partnerships or marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples. This policy is a source of deep regret to the Dean’s Office & Chaplaincy. We would like to be able to celebrate all unions between couples in a spirit of inclusion and love which affirms rather than discriminates, and will work for this within the church. Read the letter to the Bishops which adds the voices of the Dean and Campus Chaplains to the many who are urging the Church of England to move forward with marriage equality (October 2022).
We welcome the opportunity to conduct a service of blessing and thanksgiving following a civil ceremony, and in a way that is tailored to and reflects your relationship with each other. Please email us and we will be glad to explore this option with you.
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.
Find out more about marriage in the Church of England
You can be married in one of the College Chapels if:
You will need to apply for an Archbishop's special licence to be married in a College Chapel - we'll help you through this process.
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
Eternal God, our maker and redeemer,as you once enriched the wedding at Canawhen your Son turned water into wine,so by his presence now bring your joy to this day.May we drink deeply from your boundless loveand know in our hearts the delights of your Holy Spirit. Amen.
To discuss your requirements, contact the Revd Tim Ditchfield FKC
020 7848 2373
K2.34, Strand Chaplaincy, King's Building, Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
To discuss your requirements, contact the Revd Jim Craig
020 7848 6940
G2, Guy's Chaplaincy, Henriette Raphael Building, Henriette Raphael Building, Guy's Campus, London SE1 1UL