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Many couples have an order of service printed for their guests which contains the words of the hymns and the headings for the key parts of the service. Many guests treasure the order of service as a reminder of the happy day.

The priest who is conducting your wedding will be happy to advise you on what to include in your order of service and you will need to ask them to check before it is printed so that they can ensure that all the necessary elements have been included and are in the right place.

A typical order of service would have the details of the wedding on the front cover and inside might include:

The Church of England in NORTHALLERTON WEDDINGS - Order of Service

(Title of music played as the bride enters the church)

Greeting and Opening Prayer

First Hymn

(words to the first hymn)

Bible Reading

(Title of book, chapter and verse eg:
Mark, Chapter 10, verses 6-9)

The Marriage Ceremony

The Blessing of the Marriage


(Words to the second hymn)

The Prayers

The Lord's Prayer

(You may wish to include the full text of
the Lord's Prayer here)

The Blessing of the Congregation

The Final Hymn

(Words to the third hymn)

The Signing of the Registers

(Title of music, if any, to be played
during the signing of the registers)

(Title of Music to be played as
the newly married couple leave church)