Weddings and blessings

If you would like to get married at St Nicholas we will do all we can to ensure your wedding day is a very happy one and that your marriage begins on the firmest foundations. You can ring the Parish Office on 020 8895 7876 about weddings and blessings, or email the parish administrator. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Please also visit the Church of England Website for more information.



A wedding at St Nick’s in September 2015 saw the happy couple celebrate their special day with friends, family… and a hundred dogs! (Video included with permission)

Suggested Readings

Here is a list of suggested readings suitable for wedding services. It is also possible to use a scriptural reading alongside a secular poem or meditation.

OLD TESTAMENT
Genesis 1: 26-28
Song of Solomon 2: 10-13, 6-7
Jeremiah 31: 31-34

NEW TESTAMENT
Romans 8: 31-35, 37-39
Romans 12: 1, 2, 9-13
1 Corinthians 12
1 Corinthians 13
Ephesians 3: 14 – end
Ephesians 4: 1-6
Ephesians 5: 21 – end
Philippians 4: 4-9
Colossians 3: 12-17
1 John 4: 7-12

GOSPELS
Matthew 5: 1-12
Matthew 19: 3-6
Matthew 22: 35-40
John 15: 12-16

Popular Wedding Music

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Bridal March from Lohengrin – Wagner
Crown Imperial March – Walton
Grand March for Aida – Verdi
Overture to the Musich for the Royal Fireworks – Handel Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Tune and Air – Purcell
Hornpipe in F from the Water Music – Handel
Toccata (Symphony No. 5) – Widor
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Ode to Joy – Beethoven

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Popular Wedding Hymns

All creatures of our God and King
All heaven declares
All people that on earth do dwell
All things bright and beautiful
Alleluia, sing to Jesus
Amazing grace
At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow
Be still, for the presence of the Lord
Bind us together Lord
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
Blest are the pure in heart
Christ is made the sure foundation
Come down, O love divine
Crown him with many crowns
Dear Lord and father of mankind
Father, hear the prayer we offer
From heaven you came, helpless babe (The Servant King)
Great is thy faithfulness
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
Give me joy in my heart
I cannot tell why he whom angels worship
Immortal invisible, God only wise
Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it
Jesus, stand among us at the meeting of our lives
Lead us, heavenly Father lead us
Let all the world in every corner sing
Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
Lord of all hopefulness
Lord, for the years you love has kept and guided
Lord the light of your love is shining (Shine, Jesus, shine)
Love divine, all loves excelling
Make me a channel of your peace
Morning has broken
New every morning is the love
Now thank we all our God
O for a thousand tongues to sing
O Jesus I have promised
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
O worship the King
Praise, my soul the King of heaven
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the king of creation
Rejoice! Rejoice
Rejoice, the Lord is King
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
Such love
Tell out my soul
The King of love my shepherd is
The Lord’s my shepherd
Thine be the glory
This is the day
To God be the glory
You shall go out with joy