The Parishes of Great Ayton & Newton under Roseberry

Vicar - Rev'd Canon Paul Peverell "Rev Pev"  

Church Office Secretary - Mandy Johnson



What Couples Say

Following a wedding at either Christ Church, Great Ayton or Saint Oswald's Church, Newton under Roseberry, we often receive an unsolicited Thank You from the couple. We always aim to make the service as special as possible and hope that it will be remembered for being the most important part of a very special day. Here are some comments the Covid years!  We wanted to say Thank You so very much for making our Wedding Day so very special, warm and personal. We have both sat and said that the Church service was our favourite part of our day. We feel blessed to have been married in Christ Church.  We would just like to thank you, Hannah, Jancie and all those involved at the church for our beautiful wedding ceremony on Sunday. It was absolutely fantastic, and memories we will cherish forever.  You made the day for me, so thank you so so much. We will be back to see you all in church very soon.

Thank you so so much for making our ceremony so amazing. It was absolutely perfect. And thank you so much for sending over the link for zoom!   Just wanted to say thank you so much for Saturday. You made the service the heart of the day and that’s what it’s all about. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting to marry Alex and we are so grateful for all your help and guidance in making it happen.  

Hi Paul I would just like to thankyou on behalf of myself and stuart for a wonderful service. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it. It was a pleasure to share our special day with you in such an amazing church.    and  from 2019 and before

Just wanted to quickly say a massive thank you for making Saturday so special. It was my favourite part of the day, and the reception was incredible, so it took some topping! We had soo many compliments about the service, and that it was the best one they’d ever been to!   

Just wanted to let you know that we had so many people on the wedding day and after comment on your service! Every single one agreed it was the best wedding they had ever been to so thank you ! I think because we had so many people from far and wide who hadn’t been to one of your services before it really did surprise everyone! 


We  would like to say an absolutely massive thank you for the amazing service yesterday. We had a fairytale day, we couldn't have been any happier! The service was the highlight of the day and we are overjoyed that it was you that married us. We are so pleased that we found you and hope that we have become part of the St Oswald's family.    

Thank you for being so patient with the dogs - believe it or not, Inca is usually perfectly behaved! Haha!    

Please will you thank Hannah, she was fantastic, so talented!    


Our wedding was perfect in every way and alot of that is down to the vicar Paul not just on the day but the run up to it to nothing was too much to help with, The service was made fun but still keeping it very much about love and trust the roots of marriage and making us aware how church can help us should we need it. We had so many comments about what a lovely service it was and we couldn't have agreed more. We cant make any suggestions for improvement as there really isnt any we can think of. Thank you Paul for helping to make our wedding day amazing. 

We choose to marry at St Oswalds after attending a Christening there. Not only is the church in a beautiful setting, and has a wonderful warm atmosphere that welcomes all who attend but has Rev Paul Pevell who is wonderfully unique and engaging. In order to qualify to marry there we attend church for 6 months prior to the wedding. We quickly felt part of the church family and found that we looked forward to the services. Prior to the wedding we attended an information event with other couples and members of the church which was invaluable as it answered a number of questions we had and also helped us to make decisions. The wedding rehearsal helped to settle nerves and prepare us for the big day. The wedding itself was perfect in our eyes. The service had the right balance as was both traditional and modern. The puppet show and song performed by Paul was truly memorable and all our guests told how much they enjoyed the service. It was our favourite part of the whole day and we feel privileged to have been married there. We intend to continue to attend services at St Oswalds and would recommend it without hesitation to other couples. 


It was an excellent day and can I also say everyone who attended absolutely loved st oswalds and your entertainment! Thank you for help making our day as special as it was!   

Dear Paul,
We just want to Thankyou so so much for marrying us. You said to us that fate brought us to Christ church and I truly believe you are right, we could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony! It was absolutely wonderful! We loved every minute of our marriage ceremony ... The ceremony was the perfect balance of religion and personal. And I have to say our guests were absolutely blown away by you! I think everyone of our guests told us at some point in the day  .... that it was the best wedding service they had been to!  (... = bits about me removed for modesty!)  

You never fail to make me smile with your truly unique style making it so memorable to us and everyone who came. Our ceremony was everything we could of asked for and more we talked about it all day and hopefully for a long time to come.

"Just wanted to say again how very grateful we all are for the fantastic service yesterday. I have NEVER been to a wedding service that has been so well received by the entire congregation. So many of our friends and family have said they want you to celebrate their marriage or the marriage of their children (even though the children are not yet in their teens - haha!!) Please pass on our thanks to the ladies in your church who helped make the day so special." 


"We loved our ceremony, thank you sooo much. You will certainly continue to see us on a  Sunday"

"Just wanted to say thank you for an amazing ceremony. You did exactly what it said on the tin because all everyone talked about was the service and we wanted the service to be the main event and it was. We had the best day of our lives it was the perfect day." 


"Thank you so much for the uplifting, relaxed service at our wedding in July. we would like to pass on to you the wonderful comments from our family and friends - everyone was really impressed. Thank you also in helping us prepare for our marriage and for being such an open and welcoming Church."

"Thanks so much for providing not only a beautiful Church for our ceremony, but also an original service that our guests have not stopped discussing since the wedding day!"


"At every wedding we go to, people are still talking about our service! You said you wanted the service to be the highlight of the day and it was."

"Thank you to you and all who helped to make our wedding so special. Everyone said how much they enjoyed it, and thought it was very relaxed, welcoming and warm. What a wonderful way to start our married life together."


"We just wanted to say thank you for our wonderful wedding service. The service was so bespoke and special due to your unique style. You had everyone talking about how wonderful your service was for weeks after."  




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