Welcome to the Weddings Project
The Weddings Project has been been tasked by the Archbishops‘ Council to develop and support the Church of England‘s wedding ministry.
The Weddings Project Team is touring participating dioceses with an intensive two-day presentation. See what Vicars and Bishops are saying about us along the way.
Use the large buttons above to see all sorts of materials produced by the Weddings Project. Some are free for all Vicars, some are just for Vicars in the participating Dioceses.
All the materials you see on those pages are part of the Project‘s package of training and resources and have been tried and tested by couples and clergy in Bradford and Oxford dioceses, and at wedding shows around the country.
Royal School of Church Music and the Church of England team up to answer brides' questions about weddings, music and money. Click here to read the full story - view the video below.
To speak to someone about the Weddings Project story and system with a view to getting your diocese involved, do please contact: email@example.com.
Weddings Best Practice
Free resources for all CofE churches
Free web site banner
Link to www.yourchurchwedding.org from your parish web site using this free web site banner.
Or, this smaller box design can be used.
Free welcome form for your first meeting with a couple
Download a colour version here
Or, a lower-ink-use black and white version
Or, a colour version which can be completed online and saved in your usual electronic files
Why a 'Welcome Form'? See our fact sheet
We've learned what makes a difference to couples who come to you for a wedding. Find out more in our best practice fact sheets.
Weddings in the News
CofE press releases and press coverage on church weddings
Wedding essentials for every Vicar
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Part of the Project?
If you are a Vicar in any of the following dioceses, you are part of the Weddings Project:
Blackburn, Bradford, Chelmsford, Hereford, Leicester, Lichfield, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Oxford, Ripon & Leeds, Rochester, Southwell & Nottingham, Wakefield, Worcester.*
Being part of the Weddings Project means that you may order several printed resources which have been developed, tried and tested to support your weddings ministry. They are free to the churches in the above participating dioceses. To order, contact your Diocesan Church House.
You can preview these before ordering - just follow the links below.
NB: these resources are the copyright of the Archbishops' Council and may not be reproduced, or the content and design changed without the permission of the Weddings Project Team.
Yellow Brick Road poster. A summary of Weddings Project resources and the timings for using them, from a couple's first contact with you, to their first wedding anniversary.
The Wedding Diary. This online service will help to remind you of when to send your wedding-related greetings and invitation cards to couples.
Read the Diary's Help section to get you started.
Investors in Weddings logo. (JPEG) This is a visible sign to couples that you are a church committed to this area of ministry. Use it consistently on your church website and letterhead.
Printed materials and greetings cards
A Desktop Guide to the Marriage Measure and more - explains the connections simply; stands up next to the phone for quick and easy reference.
A closer look at the content of the Desktop Guide
The Welcome Pack - contains several leaflets for couples to help them plan their church wedding, including tips from choosing hymns and readings, to making the most of church wedding photos.
Help couples find their home church through the Weddings project referral service
A Welcome Form (colour) - all churches can download and use this. No need to order.
Welcome Form (black and white)
If you wish to complete the Welcome Form online and save the changes to your usual electronic files, download the editable form here.
Why a Welcome Form? - fact sheet
Space to think
Invite couples to think about their vows
Invite couples to a banns reading - can be used by the marrying church and the local church.
The Wedding Day
A congratulations card for the couple - can be used by the marrying church and the local church.
Caring for guests - a wedding day keepsake for guests
Seven heavenly ways to welcome wedding guests - fact sheet
After the day feedback - fact sheet
A congratulations and invitation card for the couple. Designed to be sent by the local church.
* If you are not in one of the participating dioceses and would like to find out more about the Weddings Project, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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