Church encounter led to a Marriage made in heaven

Braintree and Witham Times: Church encounter led to a Marriage made in heaven Church encounter led to a Marriage made in heaven

A picturesque parish church holds a special place in the hearts of a couple celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.

Peter and Peggy Marriage first set eyes on each other at All Saints Church in Rayne more than six decades ago and haven’t looked back since.

Indeed, the church has played a significant part in various chapters of their lives.

Mr Marriage, who was in the church’s choir for more than 40 years, said: “We met in Rayne church on Trinity Sunday in 1951.

“I walked her home that Sunday evening and I was invited down the following Saturday and we took it from there.

“We regard it as our church. All three of our children were christened there, our granddaughters, Nigel’s daughters, married there and when the time comes we hope to end our days down there.”

The couple have now lived in the Rayne for almost 60 years.

They have two sons, Ivan, 59, and Nigel, 57, and a daughter, Eileen Newman, 49, as well as five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The entire family live in the Braintree area.

See the Times for the full story

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree