Steph and Richard CoatesThe Lord has blessed us - in abundance!

On that most wonderful sunny Friday in September, the Bride and her father entered Christ Church to the musical tones of Pachelbel's Canon, to be greeted by an absolutely amazing congregation.  What a turn-out - it took our breath away.  Thank you all in the Christ Church family for the overwhelming love that greeted us all, on Stephanie & Richard's Wedding Day.  We truly felt the power of your prayers and your singing - we rejoiced, we were amazed!

If we have not thanked you personally, for the love, prayers, good wishes, cards or gifts, please forgive us.  We want to, we mean to.  So many faces and with 'misty eyes' we just could not see or absorb every glance, every smile or every handshake or kiss - but please know how valued your contribution was to Stephanie & Richard (and Dave & Glenda too).   You helped make this special day even more special.
The whole day was wonderful from the 5.00 a.m. start to the barn dancing into the early hours of the next morning.   Yes, the Lord blessed us 'in a-barn-dance' (in abundance).  The credit, or the exasperation, goes to the writer Adrian Plass for that little quip! Thank you Geoff for marrying them, what a beautiful Service, Andy & Helen for their usual top quality musicianship, together with ALL those (and there were many) whose work, help and little touches of expertise helped make this day so unforgettable. The 'honeymooners', after lazing in the Mediterranean sunshine, return to their new home in Burnham-on-Sea to new life together, praising God for His Grace and Goodness - and you all, for so much love. Dave, Glenda, Steph and Richard