West Ham Parish Church (All Saints)
Church Street, West Ham E15 3HU
Draft Order of Service
For the wedding of:
Mr Sebastian Smith and Ms Susannah Smythe
Saturday September 31st 2091
Entry of the bride: Te Deum prelude - Charpentier
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven,
to his feet thy tribute bring;
ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
who like me his praise should sing?
praise the everlasting King.
Praise him for his grace and favour
to our fathers in distress;
praise him still the same as ever,
slow to chide, and swift to bless:
glorious in his faithfulness.
Father-like, he tends and spares us,
well our feeble frame he knows;
in his hands he gently bears us,
rescues us from all our foes:
widely as his mercy flows.
Angels, help us to adore him;
ye behold him face to face;
sun and moon, bow down before him,
dwellers all in time and space:
praise with us the God of grace.
Preface and Declarations
Now thank we all our God,
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things hath done,
in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mother's arms
hath blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours to-day.
O may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us;
and keep us in his grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills
in this world and the next.
All praise and thanks to God
the Father now be given,
the Son, and him whoreigns
with them in highest heaven,
the one eternal God,
whom earth and heaven adore,
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore
Prayers at the High Altar
A Third Hymn
Signing of the registers
Solo: Ave Maria - Schubert
Exit of the couple
Toccata from v symphony - Widor
Please enjoy this day; the church has asked us to remind you that only the official photographer/video operator is permitted to film during the actual ceremony.
Please switch off mobile phones
Please do not throw confetti in the church