Christian Marriage

At Abbotshall we wish to celebrate love in all its forms. Whatever your background, and whatever your orientation, we would love to participate it your special day and hopefully support you in your future relationship.

The Church of Scotland allows Ministers to marry people who are not members of the Church of Scotland and to the re-marriage of divorcees. However, Ministers can only conduct blessing ceremonies for civil marriages/partnership (those which were legally conducted by a registrar and not in a church).

Currently we have two options for marriages/blessings:

1. Conducting a service in the church
– Our fees are: £350 for a member or child of a member; £550 for non-members. This amount covers payment for the Beadle and the Organist as well as a donation towards the cleaning, heating and maintenance of the church building.
Our fees are reviewed annually.
2. Conducting a service outwith the church
– There is no fee for the services of the minister however, we do ask for a donation to cover their costs.

If you would like to discuss getting married in Abbotshall Church please contact the minister:

Rev Justin Taylor

(01592) 267915 or jtaylor[at]churchofscotland.org.uk

Thought for the week

Prayer

Help me, my God, to show people Jesus,
by my words and by my actions,
by the way I live and by my example.
May the love of Christ shine out of me
that people may see Jesus.

Lord, you are rest to the weary,
Healing to the sick,
Light to the lost,
Comfort to the sorrowful,
Friend to the lonely,
You are there in every circumstance.

From “Pray Without Ceasing” by Jenny Child.