Weddings

Unitarians view marriage as the holy joining of two people in an act of commitment, love and celebration.

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Cairo Street Chapel is happy to marry couples seeking a spiritual, individual, unique, alternative, or traditional ceremony.

If you want a wedding that reflects your values and beliefs, then we may be the right place for you. Unitarian weddings reflect the ethos of Unitarianism but there are no set patterns, and our minister will work with each individual couple to create a ceremony that is right for you. Couples are actively encouraged to decide the form of language and the elements to be included in the ceremony.

There are no tests of faith you must pass to be married with us. If you are divorced, this is no problem for us. If you are a mixed-religion couple, or one or both of you are atheist or humanist, this is no problem for us. Our wedding ceremonies are spiritual, but we understand spirituality in a broad and inclusive way. We can include material from different religions, or from secular sources too. You do not need to be a Unitarian to marry in our Church. However, we do ask that you attend some of our services, as it's important you get to know the religious community in which you're going to get married.

Unitarian services involve many of the elements normally associated with church weddings. They may entail the exchange of vows and rings. They might also include prayers and music. But they begin with the commitment to create something that is right for each couple.

Cairo Street Chapel is registered for same-sex marriages. If you are a same-sex couple and want a church wedding, then we are happy to provide this. Unitarians have long supported gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, and we are more than happy to provide ceremonies for all couples.


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