A Service of Prayer and Blessing
after a Civil Marriage or for other occasions
There can be occasions when a husband and wife have been married in a civil (non-religious) ceremony but then wish to have their civil marriage blessed by God.
This service follows, closely, the marriage service (e.g. vows and rings can be exchanged) but with the clear understanding that the couple engage in this service as husband and wife rather than bridegroom and bride.
As the title of this service suggests, this is a service of prayer and blessing for the couple concerned. It is always a memorable and moving occasion whether celebrated as a small intimate gathering or witnessed by many friends and relations.
Service times and locations are similar to those available for weddings; As you are already married legal requirements are minimal but if there is any doubt as to the legality of your marriage (for example if your marriage was performed outside of a British recognised legal system) please be aware that this service is not a legal marriage ceremony but solely a service of prayer and blessing of your union.
Please download the PDF for more information on the services we can offer which also include blessing of rings and baptisms.
Suggestions for readings that can be included in your service, both biblical or non-religious are also available for download here.
Contact the Anglican Church Wedding Coordinator Trudie Murphy to make arrangements. Trudie is also happy to provide ideas to ensure this is meaningful and memorable day for you both.