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Cranham ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ couple choose rings made from congregation’s donated gold

07:00 03 April 2014

Jackson and Adam Nicholson, Rev Michael Vickers, Lily Parkinson and Jacqui Loewy at St Lukes church in Cranham

Jackson and Adam Nicholson, Rev Michael Vickers, Lily Parkinson and Jacqui Loewy at St Lukes church in Cranham

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A couple who are being given a secret “Don’t Tell the Bride”-style wedding have been granted permission to choose their wedding rings - moulded from churchgoers’ donated gold.

St Luke’s Church in Front Lane, Cranham, has come to the rescue of Adam Nicholson and Jacqui Loewy, of Roseberry Gardens, Cranham, who realised they couldn’t afford to get married.

Rev. Michael Vickers and his congregation are arranging everything from the napkins to the transport ahead of the July 19 wedding, and have come together to donate unwanted jewellrey to be melted down to make the couple’s rings.

The owners of Upminster Jewellery Workshop, in St Mary’s Lane, kindly offered to make the rings, and the secrecy was withdrawn temporarily to let Adam and Jacqui choose their own.

Mother-of-two Jacqui said: “It was a special moment. In the end there was more than enough. It took us a while to find the right rings - we had no idea what we wanted before we went in.

“We want to thank everyone who donated, it’s amazing. It seems so much more real now that it’s getting closer!”

Glenn Westerman, co-owner of the Upminster jewellers, said the shop was delighted to be able to get involved.

“We saw the story in the paper and thought we would take it a step further with helping this young couple because it’s a lovely community story.”

Speaking in November, Rev. Vickers, 52, said the wedding was “a way to get people in the church to use their gifts”.

“Normally church is about whether you can preach or take Sunday school,” he said, “but people might have practical gifts.

“We wanted to do something that makes an impact in the community – so everybody feels like they’re missionaries without rushing off to a foreign country with a bible in their hands.”

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