Royal Wedding Celebrations

by Michael Ford last modified 26 Apr, 2011 11:26 AM

Parishes across Dorset and Wiltshire will host a number of Bank Holiday and weekend events celebrating the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Kate Middleton on Friday 29 April.

Royal Wedding Celebrations

A celebration of marriage

St. John's Church, West Bay, will celebrate with a big screen live TV broadcast, open to the public, on behalf of Churches Together in Bridport and District. All Saints’ Swanage will be also host a big screen TV broadcast, together with a buffet lunch and wedding cake.

One parish, the Deverills and Horningsham, will have street parties in Crockerton and Longbridge Deverill – with a “red, white and blue” dress code for the latter – as well as a barbecue in Kingston Deverill.

Sedgehill will celebrate with a Royal Wedding party at their Village Hall on Saturday 30 April (6pm). Poole Old Town Church will host a Cream Tea on the same day (at 3pm) to mark both the Royal Wedding and St George’s Day.

St George’s Church, Semington will host a ‘Thanksgiving for Marriage’ family service on Sunday 1 May (3pm).

Dr Graham Kings, Bishop of Sherborne, heading a diocesan scheme to promote church weddings, said today: ‘We congratulate Prince William and Kate Middleton on their marriage and wish them God’s guidance and blessing for a long and happy life together. I’m delighted they are getting married in church, and encourage everyone considering a wedding to follow their example!’

 

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Further information contact
Michael Ford, Communications Co-ordinator
01722 438651, michael.ford@salisbury.anglican.org

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