Church offers free weddings to cash-strapped couples

Colin and Vicky Todd on their wedding day at St Hild and St Helen's

Colin and Vicky Todd on their wedding day at St Hild and St Helen's

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As the recession threatens to halt holy matrimony, one church is giving couples the chance to tie the knot for free. Reporter Monica Turnbull found out more.

WITH the average cost of a UK wedding now costing around £22,000 it’s no wonder many couples are struggling.

Figures from Sunderland City Council reveal that in 2011, 27 weddings were cancelled in the with 21 so far ditched this year.

 

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