Sample Order of Service

Entrance of the Bride (music)

Priest: ‘God is love, and those who live in love live in God: and God lives in them.’

All: God of wonder and of joy: grace comes from you,
and you alone are the source of life and love.
Without you, we cannot please you;
without your love, our deeds are worth nothing.
Send your Holy Spirit, and pour into our hearts
that most excellent gift of love,
that we may worship you now with thankful hearts
and serve you always with willing minds;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Declarations (during which the following responses will be used:)
Priest: Will you, the families and friends of groom’s name and bride’s name, support and uphold them in their marriage now and in the years to come?

All: We will

The Reading

The Sermon

The Marriage

Priest: Blessed are you, heavenly Father.
All: You give joy to bridegroom and bride.

Priest: Blessed are you, Lord Jesus Christ.
All: You bring life to the world.

Priest: Blessed are you, Holy Spirit of God.
All: You bind us together in love.

Priest: Blessed are you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and for ever.
All: Amen.

The Blessing

The Registration


The Prayers

The following verse and response are used during the prayers:

Priest: Lord of life and love:
All: hear our prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

All: Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done,
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom’
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

The Blessing

Leaving the Church (music)


Wedding Music ♫

This isn't a comprehensive list, but it is a starting point for some popular pieces of music and hymns that you could consider for your wedding.


Entrance of the bride

Leaving the Church





St Margaret's Church

Church Ln, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5LA, UK

0113 258 1719