Order of Service

Suggested Outline Order of

Entrance of the Bride


1st Hymn

The Marriage

Reading (s)

2nd Hymn *


3rd Hymn

Prayers and Blessing

Signing of the Register

Exit of the Bride and Groom

* If there are only two hymns, this one is omitted.

You should discuss your order of service with our Church Warden, Brenda Bell, 01260 290194, and your music with our Director of Music, Sally Drage, well in advance of your wedding. Sally will provide a list of suitable hymns, together with the words as sung at Astbury, and also advise you on your choice of entrance and exit music. (Please note that this is always played on the organ.) Your order of service needs to be submitted to her and Jeff for approval before it is printed.

The following must be printed on the final page of your service sheets:

Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI)

Music Reproduction Licence 798823

Church Copyright Licence 798816

Useful web site

The Church of England has recently put together a useful website to help you plan your wedding. It includes planning the service and picking readings and hymns. You can also hear many of the favourite wedding hymns being sung. Enter Church of England + wedding into your search engine or go to www.yourchurchwedding.org/planner/