Two Church of England schools in the north of the diocese joined forces just ahead of the Royal Wedding to stage their own.
Middleham and Spennithorne Church of England schools held their own church service involving both schools. All the pupils visited St Michael and All Angels church in the morning to learn about various church services. Some children were also dressed in ceremonial clothing and cooked and prepared for the wedding breakfast.
The afternoon wedding service was supported by the local priests, the Revd Chris Lawton, the Revd Liz Moody and the Revd Jeffery Payne and a choir, organist and even bell ringing.
The bride, Daisy, was given away by her brother Harry. Ollie the groom was supported by best man Eoghan. “The best man carried out his role with great efficiency and even remembered the jelly rings,” said a royal wedding observer.
The bride and groom made their promises to share their sweets and after the service, they were transported back to a wedding breakfast in a 89 year old Austin 7 car, decorated with flowers, ribbon and a ‘Just Married’ placard.
Members of the congregation, including friends and family members of both schools enjoyed sandwiches, crown shaped biscuits, cakes and even a wedding cake made by a talented grandmother. The day was finished off with country dancing on the playground to mark the end of a memorable day.