‘Marriage is a gift of God and a means of grace.’  This is a line from the wedding service and a beautiful summation of marriage.  In a wedding, couples make promises to each other before witnesses and before God that they will love and honour each other all of their lives.  This important occasion is a time to celebrate and give thanks, and Portobello and Joppa Parish Church would be pleased to be a part of this important ceremony.  If you live in the area or have a connection with the church, please do get in touch with the minister, Stewart Weaver ( and the possibility of a wedding can be discussed.