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Music for weddings

Your Wedding Day is a special day.
Why not make it perfect with special music?

Organist Peter Kwater has an extensive repertoire of music suitable for weddings.


Peter will endeavour to provide the perfect music for your wedding
- sensitive to both your wishes as the special couple
and to the ambience of the building.
If you wish, and our commitments allow, you may also hire the choir.
We aim to provide high quality, well presented music,
which is certain to make your wedding day even more special.
Please contact Peter directly to discuss further details or through the contact details in the marriage information pack available from Fr Phil.

Click here to contact Peter

Here are some short extracts of sacred choral pieces suitable for the quieter moments during the ceremony.
These occur during the signing of the register or during the distribution of communion.  One or two pieces are usually sufficient to cover these moments.

Please click on the title below to listen to the choir singing.

Jesu, joy of man

Ave verum corpus; Mozart

The Lord bless you; Rutter

If ye love me; Tallis

God be in my head; Archer

Gaelic Blessing; Rutter

If ye love me; Wilby

Panis angelicus; Franck

A Prayer of St Patrick; Rutter

Hymn choice.


You may also wish to choose a number of hymns to complement your ceremony.  Most couples choose two or three hymns and find that this number is sufficient without over filling the service.

Suitable places for hymns in the service occur at the beginning, after the first reading in place of the psalm, during the signing of the register, at the offertory (only for masses) during or after communion and as a final hymn.

To help you with your choice we have listed below some of the hymns that have been sung at weddings at St Bartholomew’s during recent years. Preceding each hymn is the hymn book number from "Hymns old & new", the hymn book in use at St Bartholomew's. Please note that some hymns may have a verse which is unsuitable to be included in the marriage service. These verses are best and easily omitted.

(In alphabetical order)


28  All that I am, (For use during the offertory)

31  All things bright and beautiful

36  Amazing grace

37  And did those feet (Popularly known as Jerusalem)

39  A new commandment

45  As I kneel before you,

61  Be thou my vision,

62  Bind us together, Lord,

79  Christ be beside me,

87  Colours of day,

116 Dear Lord and father of mankind,

122 Do not be afraid,

142 Fill your hearts with joy and gladness,

158 Gifts of bread and wine, (For Offertory use only)

159 Give me joy in my heart,

178 God is love, his the care,

224 How lovely on the mountains,

712 I, the Lord of sea and sky,

232 If I am lacking love

242 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,

262 I watch the sunrise

726 Let there be love shared among us,

329 Lord of all hopefulness,

337 Love divine, all loves excelling,

338 Love is his word, (For use during Communion)

342 Make me a channel of your peace,

350 Morning has broken,

359 My God loves me, (Verse 3 only for use during communion)

375 Now thank we all our God,

404 O Lord, my God,

423 O perfect love,

430 Oh the love of my Lord,

431 Oh the word of my Lord,

442 Peace is flowing like a river,

445 Peace, perfect peace,

449 Praise, my soul, the king of heaven,

456 Praise to the Lord, the almighty, (For use during the offertory)

506 Sweet heart of Jesus,

509 Take my hands and make them as your own,

511 Take our bread we ask you, (For use during the Offertory or Communion)

514 Tell out my soul,

533 The Lord's my shepherd

536 The love I have for you my Lord,

547 The spirit lives to set us free,

554 Thine be the glory,

556 This is my body, (For use during Communion)

582 Walk with me, oh my Lord,