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Your Draft Ceremony Plan

Stage 3: Choose your readings

You can have up to three readings in a church wedding and at least one of them must be from the Bible. Your vicar can help and advise you on your choices.

The readings below are popular at weddings – why not read them together and see if any have special meaning for you? Ticking a reading will add it to your draft ceremony. You’ll need to choose one to move on to the next stage, or, if you have a different reading you’d like, write it in the box provided and tick that.

It may be possible for readings to be specially-written, by you, or by family or friends. If this is something you’d like to include, your vicar will be delighted to advise. You can also indicate who you’d like to do a reading by writing their name in the appropriate box below.

Old Testament Readings

  • Genesis, Chapter 1, verses 26-28
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  • Song of Solomon, Chapter 2, verses 10-13
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  • Song of Solomon, Chapter 8, verses 6-7
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New Testament Readings

  • Matthew, Chapter 5, verses 1-10
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  • Mark, Chapter 10, verses 6-9
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  • Mark, Chapter 10, verses 13-16
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  • John, Chapter 2, verses 1-11
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  • 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13
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  • Ephesians, Chapter 5, verses 21-33
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  • Philippians, Chapter 4, verses 4-9
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  • Colossians, Chapter 3, verses 12-17
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  • 1 John, Chapter 4, verses 7-12
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Additional Readings

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Your own choices

If you'd like something different from any of the choices above, write a reference for it here (eg a Bible reference, or the title of another kind of reading such as a poem, a reflection, or something specially-written).

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