Archbishop of Wales to attend Bridgend wedding fayre

Dr Barry Morgan Image copyright Church in Wales
Image caption The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, says he is encouraging people to talk to him at the fayre

They are the places couples go to find the perfect wedding stationery, dresses and cakes.

Now couples attending a wedding fayre in Bridgend will be able to get advice from a man with a wealth of wedding knowledge - the Archbishop of Wales.

Dr Barry Morgan will join local clergy manning a stall at the Heronston Hotel on Sunday afternoon.

He said he wants to show people that a church wedding is "particularly special".

"These days couples have a huge choice of where and how they can marry," he said.

"The Church has been in the business of marriage longer than anyone and we want to show couples that a church wedding is particularly special.

"So we're encouraging them to come and see what we can offer and how we can help them.

"A wedding fayre is a great place in which to do this and I'm looking forward to meeting people this weekend."

It is the third year running that clergy from the Bridgend Deanery have run a stand at the local wedding fayre.

The Reverend Mike Komor, of Coity, Nolton and Brackla with Coychurch, said: "The idea first came about a few years ago because we had been talking about how many young people seem to be under the misperception that unless they attend a church they can't get married in one.

"We hit upon the idea of attending a wedding fayre to raise awareness of this issue."

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