On a gloriously hot and sunny day, the wedding took place in St Michael’s Church on Saturday 18th August of Laura Burgess to Mads Jørgensen.

Photo: Charles Gervais cg-bh@bothhemispheres.com

Laura is currently the Rector of St Botolph without Aldgate in London, whilst Mads is a freelance Media Producer.

The service was conducted by the Reverend Lucy Winkett, a friend and colleague of Laura’s during her five year post at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Music played an important part in the service. The organist was James O’ Donnell (Master of the Music, Westminster Abbey), and the small group of singers were directed by Andrew Carwood (Director of Music, St Paul’s Cathedral).

As the bridegroom hails from Denmark, before the service began the congregation were taught a Danish hymn which was sung during the Signing of the Registers. During the course of the service, anthems by Britten, Walton and Purcell were sung. The bible readings were read by Claire Burnill-Maier and Jørgen Jensen: whilst the prayers were led by Reverend Erik Berggren, Reverend Margarithe Veen and Reverend Suzanne Webb.

As the happy couple left the church, they were greeted by the sound of the bells, a fitting climax to a wonderful and joyous occasion.

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