What Couples Say

Following a wedding at either Christ Church, Great Ayton or Saint Oswald's Church, Newton under Roseberry, it is quite common to receive a Thank You from the couple. We always aim to make the service as special as possible and hope that it will be remembered for being the most important part of a very special day. Here are some comments received from recent weddings.

"Just wanted to say again how very grateful we all are for the fantastic service yesterday. I have NEVER been to a wedding service that has been so well received by the entire congregation. So many of our friends and family have said they want you to celebrate their marriage or the marriage of their children (even though the children are not yet in their teens - haha!!) Please pass on our thanks to the ladies in your church who helped make the day so special."


"We loved our ceremony, thank you sooo much. You will certainly continue to see us on a Sunday"

"Just wanted to say thank you for an amazing ceremony. You did exactly what it said on the tin because all everyone talked about was the service and we wanted the service to be the main event and it was. We had the best day of our lives it was the perfect day."


"Thank you so much for the uplifting, relaxed service at our wedding in July. we would like to pass on to you the wonderful comments from our family and friends - everyone was really impressed. Thank you also in helping us prepare for our marriage and for being such an open and welcoming Church."

"Thanks so much for providing not only a beautiful Church for our ceremony, but also an original service that our guests have not stopped discussing since the wedding day!"

"Just writing to say a big thank you for making our wedding ceremony such a happy and memorable occassion. Everyone commented that it was one of the best weddings they had been to. I think they particularly enjoyed your puppet skills!"




 "Thank you for a fantastic service. You really made it special for us. all our guests commented ona beautiful Church and your wonderful service."

"Thank you for a lovely and entertaining service for our wedding. The service was beautiful and moving."

"Thank you to the bell ringers who kept on ringing!"

"Thank you for our beautiful wedding service. Even our friends from different faiths were really engaged with the service."


"What made our day special to us was that I was welcomed to marry in church although I was a divorcee, our vows are extremely special.... everyone who joined in our ceremony has commented on the service especially the magic tricks, although everyone was aware of the importance of us becoming husband and wife under guidance of the Lord, I think the way it was delivered was more important. We had an amazing service and couldn't of wished for a better blessing and can't thank you enough for that."

"I have always wanted to get married in your lovely church and i thought it was quite fitting that I also married where my sister married keeping it a tradition. Before speaking to you though, I didn’t know if my fiancé could get married in church because he hadn’t been baptised. Maybe other people don’t know they can, I don’t think it is a publicly known fact. I think getting married in church, with a beautiful ceremony makes the day more special and adds to the memories."


"At every wedding we go to, people are still talking about our service! You said you wanted the service to be the highlight of the day and it was."

"Thank you to you and all who helped to make our wedding so special. Everyone said how much they enjoyed it, and thought it was very relaxed, welcoming and warm. What a wonderful way to start our married life together."

"Thank you for making our wedding ceremony so special. We loved every minute. The puppets were brilliant - lots of positive feedback, people thought they were very entertaining!"


"We just wanted to say thank you for our wonderful wedding service. The service was so bespoke and special due to your unique style. You had everyone talking about how wonderful your service was for weeks after."

What did your church do particularly well?
Everything! Our vicar was helpful, but most of all he was welcoming. We were given the opportunity to choose readings/hymns of our choice and Paul helped us when we weren't sure. Paul invited us to the Christmas services where we heard the choir and experienced the wonderful atmosphere, he also introduced us to the choir to allow us to discuss the possible anthems. Paul also arranged for us to have the full choir, which really added to our service. The ceremony itself was enjoyable and Paul's puppets and magic tricks included our guests, everyone loved it - there is not enough room here to list everything that was good! We now feel part of the church.


"Everyone we spoke to afterwards said how very much they enjoyed your (unique!) service, a wonderful mixture of the spiritual and the light hearted - it set the tone for the rest of the day."


"Thank you so much for a great wedding ceremony, you made our big day brilliant. All our guests commented on how great you were and how much they enjoyed your service. They all said they loved it and would never forget it so thank you very much Paul, you made the day perfect for us and we also loved every minute of it."


"Thank you so much for making our special day even more amazing! There were so many great comments on how memorable the service was. Eternally grateful."


"We want to thank you for for making our day perfect. We loved every minute and would love to do it all again! But apparently we can't!!


"We thank you most sincerely for the truly lovely wedding service you performed.. The advice you gave them through your puppets and magic show was unique and we hope all take it on board. You started the day for us so well and everyone said it was the best and the warmest servcice they have attended."


"Thank you for helping us through the service and making it so special. Our guests all thought it was one of the best services they had ever been to."


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