Pilgrim church is part of the United Reformed Church and the denomination has been debating the questions surrounding marriage as it is understood in our current times. There are difficult theological issues involved and we understand there are widely differing views particularly regarding same sex relationships. After much prayer and debate the leaders and members of Pilgrim Church have decided that for us the marriage ceremony is essentially a two part event, a civil matter concerning the legal status and a spiritual element asking for God’s blessing of the union. At Pilgrim Church we feel the legal ceremony is best completed in the registry office and, for those with a Christian belief and a desire to bring God into their marriage, we can offer a service of commitment and blessing.
We want you to have the best possible wedding day. We want you to have a wonderful marriage too. That’s something, which you yourselves have to work at in the years ahead. But a good start helps! So our hope is that together we can create a relevant and special occasion that celebrates your commitment to each other and does so in the presence of God. As a church we are standing on the ‘touchline’, cheering you on. God is too!
Please write to Maria Mills, Pilgrim United Reformed Church, St.Levan Road, Plymouth PL2 3AE if you would like to find out more information about having your wedding blessed at our Church.