Marriages at Todmorden

As a Minister registered for the conduct of Marriages at Todmorden Unitarian Church I offer fully legal marriges according to the Unitarian Rite for both straight and gay couples in this splendid mini-cathedral setting, designed by John Gibson of Westminster 1865 - 1869.

In addition to what has been described on the previous three pages, five legal questions form the basis of a marriage in law.  You can use the age old traditional form and language for your vows, or together we can create your own version. Either way, they will be embedded in your marriage ceremony which can then be as imaginative as you like in its themes and references unrestrained by the time limits of a registry office wedding.  You can chose to be married in the name of God or of The Supreme Spirit of Love, additionally adding And My Family and Friends and All that is Good upon This Earth.


With the help of the volunteers who keep the building open, wrap-around wedding celebrations can continue your day at the church.

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We wanted to say how thankful we are for making our day so special and sharing it with our family and friends.  You were amazing and made our ceremony very magical.  We will never forget the six wedding blessings!  And the brilliant singing in the Sufi blessing.                        Emma and Terry,  Mrs and Mrs Logan

Wow!!!!          Kieran and Angharad

Fantastic service today Phil, cracking job.          Beverley and Dave

Married life is treating us well, although we can't believe it's more than six months since we had that amazing day!!   You gave us a unique and personal ceremony that really reflected our story - and all that wonderful Shakespeare!          Emma and Joby

Thank you so much for marrying us!  We had such a fantastic day and can't thank you enough for your thoughtful and incredibly peronalised components.  It was exactly what we hoped it would be and even more.  Thank you again!          Robyn and Simon

Thank you for being our celebrant at our most memorable wedding earlier this year.  We all had such a great day.          Jasmine and Emma

Having only met us twice in the year leading up to our wedding, it was truly amazing how you summarised our relationship so wonderfully.  The marriage ceremony was everything we wanted, and we wouldn't change a thing about it.  We were put completely at ease throughout, the only aspect of the day we could relinquish control of.  It was pefect.          Clare and Chris

How splendid to be the first same sex couple to get married in Calderdale.  We were honoured so to be the first gay men you married.  Even now, after a month back in Australia, Glenn can't stop talking about the day to everyone he meets.  You represented us well Phil, and gave us exactly the traditional, yet different, marriage we were looking for.          Glenn and Phillip

You must be the funkiest vicar in the UK.  Thanks for a fab ceremony.          Sally and Pav

We are now back to normal life, and though it's in some ways just the same, I now have the honour of calling Liz my wife.  We can't thank you enough for the beautiful service.  We have had so many lovely comments from people who say it was the best wedding they've been to, with a really meaningful ceremony.          Liz and Emma

I hope you enjoy pastures new.  Wherever it may be, there will always be work for someone who is so tolerant and willing to provide such a personal service as you are.          Charlotte and Tom

We have such happy memories of our wedding day which we both treasure. Every morning when I draw open the bedroom curtains and see the church's beautiful bell tower and steeple, I think of our special day.          Rebecca and Daniel

There is something very unique and special about the Unitarian Church.  The memories of our wedding ceremony are enchanting and will be everlasting.  Phil, you touched our hearts in how you personalised our day, and raised the roof with your uplifting spirit and presence.                    Andrea and Dan

We were so nervous and you so calm.  Thanks for helping us do everything in the right order and right place.  Our lives are now set up...........          Abby and Tom

We just want to say a big thank you to you and the people who made our day at the church such a great one.  Once again thank you,  with great regards,          Christopher and Jean

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