By Paul W. Dennis
KAMPALA – The leadership of All Saints Cathedral at Nakasero Hill in Kampala, has said when a couple steps forward to register for a mass wedding, this should not be seen as a sign of poverty in which the two have failed to raise money for their individual wedding.
“The act of registering for such a wedding is a sign of running away from sins and entering God’s kingdom by joining holy marriage,” The Church’s communications officer, Mr Ivan Naijuka says.
Speaking to media recently, Mr Ivan Naijuka confirmed the Church’s forthcoming mass wedding scheduled for November 23.
He encouraged Christians from all walks of life, above the age of consent, to join the event, adding that the initiative is organised as part of their corporate social responsibility – aimed at preventing believers from cohabiting.
“As All Saints Cathedral we’re paying for everything for our couples which includes food and drinks, a cake for each couple, 40 people for each couple, decorations, marriage certificates and registering them with government, among others,” Mr Naijuka said.
The main celebrant of the mass wedding, Can Michael Muhwana, the All Saints’ Cathedral Provost, told the New Vision this is not the first time the Anglican Church is organising such weddings.
“We’re doing this because we need all our people in Anglican Church to have a defined marriage and this has worked here at All Saints’ Cathedral, in Mityana Dioceses, Ankole Dioceses, Namirembe, among other Anglican churches and we are doing this for the good of our people,” Michael explained.