Church Ceremony

CATHOLIC CHURCH


Choosing to have your wedding ceremony in a catholic church usually means that the marriage itself will take place within a full mass.

Very often people can be unsure as to where exactly the music fits in within the catholic mass layout, so below is a video example, all recorded live during one wedding mass. You can find lots of further song and hymn suggestions on the Songlists page.


Below there are examples of suitable music for each part of the church ceremony. These are to give you some ideas and suggestions as to what works well during the service.

Part of MassSong suggestions
PROCESSIONAL – entranceChoose 1
Pachelbels’ Canon
Songbird
The Vow
SYMBOL OF LIGHT – candles Short instrumental based on your
entrance song, or another song
PSALM – 1st &
2nd readings
Choose 1
Here I Am Lord
On Eagles Wings
Be Not Afraid
MARRIAGE CANDLE LIGHTING –
after vows
Choose 1
From This Moment
The Prayer
Bright Blue Rose
OFFERTORY – bread & wineChoose 1
Ag Chriost An Siol
Ave Maria
Panis Angelicus
OUR FATHERSung OR spoken
SIGN OF PEACEChoose 1
Pie Jesu
You’ve Got a Friend
Make Me A Channel
COMMUNION – sacred musicChoose 3
Nella Fantasia
Amazing Grace
The Cloud’s Veil
REGISTER SIGNING – photos
Choose 3
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Rule The World
Feels Like Home
or any other songs of choice
RECESSIONAL – your exitChoose 1
Higher and Higher
Greatest Day
Oh Happy Day

CHURCH OF IRELAND


Choosing to have your wedding ceremony in a Church of Ireland church usually means that the marriage itself will take place within a full service.

Very often people can be unsure as to where exactly the music fits in within the service layout, so here on the opposite page is an example, with the musical parts in red, as it can appear in a Wedding Service Booklet.

Jenny has also performed at Scottish Presbyterian and Methodist wedding ceremonies and welcomes learning any specific hymns you may choose.


PROCESSIONAL – Music
Candle Ceremony
Opening Hymn
Introduction
Readings
Music
Marriage Vows
Acclamations
Signing the Register – Music
RECESSIONAL – Music

%d bloggers like this: