The Wedding of Kath Riley and Peter Forder

2010-08_kath_editedThe chapel at Oat Street Evesham was filled with family and Unitarian and other friends to witness the joining in marriage of Kath Riley, member at Evesham and Lay Pastor student at Unitarian College Manchester, and Peter Forder, chairman of Evesham Unitarians. Evesham’s minister, Rev. Don Phillips officiated, and Humphrey Bright was at the organ. It was a lovely Unitarian wedding; the bride and groom had put it together between them, which meant it was personal and meaningful. At the beginning of the service Kath and Peter lit a candle each, lighting a third one together towards the end to symbolise their new life together. Three lovely hymns from the purple book had been chosen, but they had the wisdom to choose well-known tunes to match the beautiful words, which were sung with full hearts by everyone present. The ceremony over, the guests adjourned to the Gatehouse, where we found champagne (or tea and coffee) and three delicious choices of cake. When the official photos had been taken, Mr. & Mrs. Forder joined their guests to thank them for sharing their day, and we all raised our glasses (or cups) to the happy couple. May they have a long and happy life together.