iab-728x90

The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

iab-728x90

Hatch and match' liturgy

This summer, the Church of England promoted a two-for-one service that allows couples to combine their wedding ceremony with a child’s baptism. The “hatch and match” liturgy emerged when Church of England research showed that “one in five couples who come to church for a wedding already have children, together or from a previous relationship.” Bishop John Broadhurst of Fulham said sarcastically that “it is a pity they have not put in a funeral for grandma as well.”


Comments



Print subscribers and supporting Web members may comment.

Log in or Subscribe to comment.

text size:

this page: email | print

iab-728x90
April issue

APRIL issue:

Faith traditions

More...