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Draft Order of Service for a Wedding Blessing / Renewal of Vows.


On the first page:
a photo of the Church, the date and time of the service, and 'The Blessing of the Marriage of N and N' or ‘The Renewal of Vows of N and N’.


On the second page:

Entry Music*

The Welcome

Opening Sentence

Opening Prayer


HYMN (Words in full)


Introduction

Renewal of Wedding vows.

Blessing of Ring(S)

Nuptial Blessing


On the third page:

Reading(s)

A Bible Reading

A non-Biblical reading or poems may be chosen*

Sermon

Prayers

Lord's Prayer


HYMN

Final Blessing

Processional Music*


* only included for a blessing for the newly married, details of your chosen music are available from the organist, Michael on 01977 704989.


On the fourth page:

thanks are expressed and details of any refreshments afterwards are given.

The Renewal of Wedding Vows.


Often couples wish to thank God for their marriages and renew their vows. This can be magical, and a very special time for all involved. It is common for couples to renew their vows on their wedding anniversaries.


The vicar encourages men on their wedding anniversary, when having a wedding blessing to buy their wife an appropriate piece of jewellery.


If you are interested in a wedding blessing, to renew your wedding vows please contact the vicar and chat to him, telling him the  date of your wedding anniversary. Please phone the vicar for a chat on 01977 704744.


When renewing your vows if you have children they may stand with you, for the whole of the ceremony, or just for the prayers. We mention  them by name and make sure that they feel included.


An Order of Service may be prepared by the couple which should include the words to the hymns and the following order. It is however not strictly necessary, and is not commonly done. The renewal of wedding vows is often a much more informal service in feel than a wedding blessing for the newly married.


The couple leave the Church together, or may remain for photographs, or may share a glass of bubbly and cake (if they have organised it).




Please contact the vicar to ask about the fee payable.