Order of Service
The Wedding Service can be either the contemporary English service (Common Worship) or the traditional language Service (the 1928 Prayer Book). We recommend the Common Worship Service, unless there are strong reasons otherwise. Some people like to include a service of Holy Communion (Nuptial Mass) in their wedding celebration.
It is usual to have a printed Order of Service. You can either produce this privately, or the Cathedral office can produce it for you. Wherever it is produced, the Cathedral clergy agree the details before it goes to press.
A standard Order of Service is as follows:
Entry of the Bride – Organ Voluntary
The Signing of the Registers (with music)
The signing of the Registers is completed by the bride and groom, the priest and two witnesses. You need to arrange the two witnesses. They should be eighteen years old and can be parents, the best man, bridesmaids, or some other people.