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    St Leonard’s Church Southminster


  We welcome all who live in the parish or have a qualifying connection to have their marriage service at St. Leonard‘s Church. A marriage service is a public declaration of a couple’s love for and commitment to each other. Making your vows in this Church will be a joyful occasion and the Christian Church family here will give you every support and encouragement. If you would like enquire about marrying at St. Leonard‘s Church, phone 01621 772300 and leave a message, or you can email us.

  The basic cost of a wedding in St. Leonard’s church in 2013 is £497 which includes the fee for the organist. This will rise to a maximum cost of £637 if you choose to have the church heating on (£50); are using a video camera during the service (£15); or want the bellringers (£75). Please click here to download a breakdown of our fees for 2013.


  Wedding Music

There must be thousands of pieces of music that would be suitable for weddings but below are just a few suggestions.

Entry Music

Bridal March – Wagner

Canon in D – Pachelbel

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel

Trumpet Minuet – Clarke

Signing the Register

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach

Movements from ‘Water Music’ – Handel

Panis Angelicus – Franck

To a Wild Rose – McDowell

Recessional Music

This needs to be fairly lively and with plenty of volume.

Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Trumpet Tune in D – Purcell

March – Purcell

Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke

Bouree from the ‘Water Music’ – Handel

Toccata from Symphony no 5 – Widor

Prelude for Te Deum – Charpentier

Trumpet Tune – Purcell

Nuptial March – W Lloyd-Webber

Marche Nuptiale – Ganne

  For ideas and help with your wedding, visit the Church of England’s Wedding site.