Renewal of Vows
We are always delighted to offer couples the opportunity to renew or reaffirm their wedding vows to each other.
This may be to celebrate an anniversary, such as a silver, ruby or golden wedding.
It may also be something couples wish to do after a time of separation or difficulty in their marriage.
You are likely to have many questions about renewing your wedding vows at one of our churches.
You are always welcome to discuss your plans with one of the clergy, but we have compiled some of the common questions that we are frequently asked to get you started.
POST CEREMONY CELEBRATION
If you are looking for an afternoon tea style reception following your service or similar, it is possible to hire the St.Luke's Church Centre under the church. Speak to us for details.
Q: Where can the service be held?
A. We would normally only offer this service at one of our churches, though there may be good reasons (e.g. illness) which would make it appropriate for it to happen elsewhere.
Q: Do we have to been married in one of your churches?
A. No. Many of the couples for whom conduct services for renewal of vows are returning to the church where they were married. However, many are also local people who were married elsewhere and now want to reaffirm their wedding vows at their local church.
Q: What happens on the day?
A. In many ways that is up to you. Couples vary in the kind of celebration they wish to have as part of renewing their vows. At one extreme, it may be that you just want a simple prayer at the end of one of our regular Sunday services. At the other, you may want a full service at a time of your choosing, surrounded by friends and family. This might look very similar to a wedding service with hymns, readings, a talk, prayers as well the actual exchange of vows. Sometimes couples also want to give each other a new ring (or rings).
Q: How do we arrange it?
A. The first thing to do is to Revd Mike after one of the services, or by telephone.
He will explain the process to you and arrange for appropriate preparation for you.
Q: What does it cost?
A. This really depends on the kind of service you choose. Revd Mike can advise you when you meet to discuss your wishes for the service.