Weddings

Costs

It costs £150 to get married in our church and this includes permission to take photographs and film.

We charge £60 extra if you would like the organist but if you’d rather have music on a cd thats fine.

Flowers- we have a professional florist who will discuss all aspects of your wedding flowers with you and provide you with an idea of cost. You are welcome to take larger arrangements with you after the service should you wish but we ask you leave at least one floral arrangement for the Sunday service.

7 Steps To A Heavenly Wedding

  1. Visit church- Whether its at one of our Sunday Services or when the church is open when one of our groups is on, please feel free to pop in and have a look around the church.
  2. Contact Rev John or our outreach coordinator to arrange a time to discuss the next steps.
  3. Space to think- Before your wedding our Minister will invite you to take part in a marriage prep course to help you prepare for married life together.
  4. Church life – Attend Sunday worship to get to know the church and our Minister before your special day.
  5. Rehearsal- Near to your wedding day you will usually have the opportunity to rehearse the ceremony with those involved.
  6. The Big Day- Our minister will do all he can to make the day a personal, meaningful and spiritual experience for you and your guests.
  7. First Anniversary and beyond- We will always be here for you throughout your marriage if you need us. We would love to welcome you at Sunday worship or at any of our other church groups or events.

Bible Reading Suggestions

Bible readings really help to make your wedding a spiritual occasion and help make God a part of your special day. Here is a selection of readings but if your favourite one isn’t here or if you’d like some ore guidance on what to choose please speak to Rev John who will be more than happy to help.

Please click here for some suggestions.

Hymn Suggestions

Hymns make a special part of any church service especially a wedding. Here are some of the most popular hymns sung at weddings but they are by no means a definitive list. During your wedding planning have a chat with Rev John and discuss which hymns you would like for your wedding service. Usually 2-3 hymns works well in a service but you can choose to have more or less.

FAQ

  1. Do I need to be a Methodist to get married in PMC? No you don’t as long as you are of the Christian faith and are prepared to attend a marriage preparation course.
  2. I’m a Christian but my partner isn’t can we still get married at PMC? Yes as long as you are both prepared to attend marriage prep.
  3. Do I need my Banns read to get married at PMC? No the Methodist church are not required to read banns like the Anglican Church.
  4. I’m a divorcee or marrying a divorcee can we still be married in PMC? Yes we welcome all couples wishing to get married even if they are divorced. You both must be prepared to take part in a wedding prep course however.
  5. Can my wedding be filmed? Yes please let Minster John know this is something you would like to do.
  6. Can I have photographs taken of my wedding? Yes please let Minister John know this is what you would like to do.
  7. Can I use my own florist or do I need to use PMC florists? Yes you can use your own florist if you wish but we would encourage you to use our florists.
  8. Can I have photos outside the church? Yes you can have photographs outside the church and also many of our brides and grooms make use of the grounds of Portchester castle as well.
  9. Can I use confetti? Yes biodegradable confetti is fine.

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