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The Marriage of

Natalie Claire Longley


Matthew Thomas Sharpe

All Saints Church

Rushton, Northamptonshire
Friday 1st September 2017
Entrance of the Bride
Music: Canon in D, Pachelbel

Welcome & Introduction

Reverend Ruth Colby

Come To A Wedding

Come to a wedding,
Come to a blessing,
Come on a day when happiness sings!
Come rain or sun,
Come winter or summer,
Celebrate love and all that it brings.

Thanks for the love,

That holds us together,
Parent and child, and lover and friend;
Thanks to the God,
Whose love is our centre,
Source of compassion, knowing no end.

Love is the gift,

And love is the giver,
Love is the gold that
Makes the day shine;
Love forgets self to care for the other,
Love changes life from water to wine.
Come to this wedding,
Asking a blessing,
For all the years that living will prove;
Health of the body,
Health of the spirit,
Now to you both we offer our love.


The Declarations

Will you the families and friends of Matthew and

Natalie support and uphold them in their marriage
now and in the years to come?
All: We will

The Collect

Why Marriage?
Read by Laura Smalley

The Marriage Vows

The Giving of the Rings

Proclamation of the Marriage

Blessing of the Marriage

Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 13
Read by Diane Sharpe

An extract from Captain Corellis Mandolin
Read by Emma White


Love Divine

Love Divine, all loves excelling,

Joy of heaven, to earth come down,
Fix in us thy humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesu, thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.

Come, almighty to deliver,

Let us all thy grace receive;
Suddenly return, and never,
Never more thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve thee as thy hosts above;
Pray, and praise thee, without ceasing,
Glory in thy perfect love.
Finish then thy new creation:
Pure and spotless let us be;
Let us see thy great salvation
Perfectly restored in thee;
Changed from glory into glory
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise!

The Prayers

The Lords Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Give Me Joy In My Heart

Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,

Give me joy in my heart, I pray,
Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,
Keep me praising till the break of day.

Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
Sing hosanna to the King of kings!
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
Sing hosanna to the King.

Give me peace in my heart, keep me resting,

Give me peace in my heart, I pray,
Give me peace in my heart, keep me resting,
Keep me resting till the break of day.


Give me love in my heart, keep me serving,

Give me love in my heart, I pray;
Give me love in my heart, keep me serving,
Keep me serving till the break of day.

The Blessing

The Signing of the Registers


Thomas Longley and Lucy Sharpe

Bride and Groom Exit

Music: Wedding March, Mendelssohn

To our family & friends...

Thank You
It means the world to us to have you here today.
Thank you for being our support system, our
encouragement, our partners in crime. For
loving us through the ups and downs in life, for
being our best friends, mentors, teachers and
guides. You have helped make us who we are
today and for that we are forever grateful. So
please enjoy the celebrations as a small thank
you for all you have done. You are our favourite
people in the world and we love you.

Matt & Nat x