Many churches have found that when a couple renew their wedding vows that the occassion turns out to be a great time of outreach as the couple will invite their family and friends many of whom may not normally attend church.

Sow the seed early with members of the church by talking about marriage early in the year and make the suggestion that couples may like to renew their vows during Marriage Week.

Renewal of Vows Resources

  • Certificates, see below.
    These is available as an A4 landscape print quality pdf  and jpg in a zipped file. Ideal for print on a quality paper of at least 100gsm e.g. “Jambin” 100gsm paper from Big W and stationers.

Service Outline

Rev Peter Gador-Whyte shares this outline that he uses ~ download the zipped Word Doc file and select “save as” (File size approx 0.25Mb)

Church of England Web Site

Thanksgiving for Marriage

This outline service is designed for a number of different occasions. It may be used:

  • on occasions when a number of couples reaffirm their vows together;
  • to celebrate an anniversary;
  • after a time of separation or difficulty in marriage;
  • either at home or in church;
  • combined with another service, such as the Holy Communion.
Church of England Web Site
“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.”
Ephesians 4: 11-12
“But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh.”
Mark 10: 6-9