Duddingston Kirk, Edinburgh
Sundays in July and 5 August:
One Service at 11 am
Your Wedding at Duddingston Kirk
Many people choose to be married at Duddingston.
If you are considering getting married in the Kirk, then please come and see the minister at his weekly Vestry Time which takes place in the Gatehouse of the Kirk most Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8 pm.
No appointment is necessary.
NOTE: There is no Vestry Time in July.
A Christian Understanding of Marriage
The statement at the beginning of the marriage service in the Book of Common Order (1994) starts with three affirmations about marriage.
Because marriage has its foundations in God, it is to be undertaken with faith, reverence and dedication, in the light of God's purposes. The statement in the marriage service points us to four purposes underlying the institution of marriage.
It is in the light of these beliefs that you make your vows to each other before God. For Christians, marriage is not simply a human contract; it is one of the Creator's great gifts to God's children. It is through God's grace that ‘the two shall become one flesh’ and we find our own separate identities greatly enriched in the long process of growing together as one.
The Kirk Session and minister of Duddingston Kirk are pleased that you are considering being married at Duddingston. If you are already a member of the congregation we hope that you find great joy in your being a member. If you are not a member of the congregation we hope that you will always feel that a welcome awaits you here, each Sunday when we meet for worship.
Planning your wedding service