The Washington Times - July 23, 2009, 07:53AM

The Anglican Church has introduced a combination wedding and baptism liturgy to encourage marriage in Britain, where 40 percent of children are born out of wedlock, the Times of London is reporting.

Senior bishops say the “hatch and match” service does not veer from the Church’s teachings, but some clergy disapprove.



“It is a shame that what should be a bride’s day now stands to be hijacked by screaming kids,” one bishop said.

Another joked: “It’s a pity they haven’t put in a funeral for grandma as well.”

The new service is advertised as the one-stop hitch and rinse.

Now there’s talk about celebrating Christmas and Easter on the same day — just save time, you know.

If they really want to make their services more convenient, they should install a drive-through lane at the chapel.

And they could validate your parking.