Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Bride writes her own wedding day blessing

A CHORISTER wrote a new blessing for her wedding day.

Gillian Grourk (née Aitchison) is a member of the choir at St Mary’s Church in Henley, where she married Terry Grourk.

She wrote the lyrics for the St Mary’s Wedding Blessing after failing to find one she liked and the music was composed by Jonathan White, the church’s director of music.

The blessing is now available for other churches to use and any money raised by the sale of rights will be given to St Mary’s.

Mrs Grourk, of King’s Road, Henley, said: “Writing words for music was a first for me but there didn’t seem to be any particularly appropriate words for a wedding blessing.”

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