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Students take part in mock wedding

Posted onPosted on 2nd Apr
Students take part in mock wedding

Samworth Church Academy students held a mock wedding ceremony in St Alban’s Church, Forest Town.

It helped them to explore the marriage ceremony, with vicar, the Rev Phil Stead.

As part of the diverse principles studied in the religious education department, students organised the mock wedding complete with bride and groom, bridesmaids and best man and a church full of fellow students to watch the demonstration.

Adam Tilley, who role-played the part of the groom, said it had given him a new perspective on the ceremony.

“It was a different experience to stand in front of so many people that I know. At the start I was very nervous but once it started the nerves left,” he said.

“I imagine this is what it must be like to get married, though I never thought I would get married so soon! After the service I felt a lot more informed on the topic. I am grateful for the experience.”

Pictured are Alice Streeter, Alisha Reeves, Caitlin Doy (bridesmaids); Jessica Elkin (bride); Adam Tilley (groom); Chloe Adams; and Matthew Marriot (best man).