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Renew your vows

Renew Your Vows

You can renew your wedding vows any time after your wedding day, regardless of whether you had a church wedding or not. A marriage refresher is often used on special anniversaries, or after a period of difficulty in the marriage. The Church of England ceremony is referred to as a ‘Thanksgiving for marriage’.

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Some couples have used it in other ways. An example of this is to have a low key civil wedding or a civil wedding abroad, but still want a significant church service for family and friends at home. It can be designed to be intimate or grand, or could even be part of one of the church’s usual Sunday services.

It’s possible to have this service in any church of your choice, providing the church and the vicar are free. It is also possible to have it in a venue other than a church building, providing the vicar taking the service is happy with that.

There is no required (statutory) legal fee for this ceremony, but it’s quite likely there will be some costs. The vicar may make a charge for the service itself, to cover use of the building etc, and if you have extras like the church organist, flowers or the help of a verger, then these will incur some cost at the church’s usual rate. Ask in advance to check if there are going to be any fees involved for the kind of service you want.

Rings can be blessed as part of this service too, either your existing wedding rings, or perhaps you have special rings, like eternity rings.

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Wedding Blessings

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There has been a steady increase of couples who choose to have a civil wedding, but would also like to dedicate their marriage to God in church soon afterwards. Many couples are now choosing to have their marriage blessed in church, whether they got married in the UK or abroad. For couples who marry abroad, this could be the best way of getting family and friends together to celebrate the marriage. Especially if they were unable to travel to another country for the legal marriage.

In the Church of England this service is called a Service of Prayer and Dedication often referred to as a blessing.

A Blessing is a simple service acknowledging the commitment already made between husband and wife during a civil ceremony, that asks for God’s blessing and guidance in your new life together.

Because this is not a marriage service, banns are not required. Nor is there an exchange of rings or signing of the Register, as this has already taken place.

Blessings can be designed to have a similar feel to a wedding with hymns, readings, flowers and even bells if that is what you choose. Or it can be an intimate, low key service. The service itself has no statutory fee (because it is not a legal service) but there may be some costs, such as flowers, bells and use of an organist. These would be charged at the church’s local rate.

You can have a blessing in any church of your choice, so long as the church and the vicar are free on your preferred date.

Many couples have opted for this service where one or both of them is remarrying after divorce.


If this is your situation, talk things through with your vicar who can offer guidance on remarrying in church or having a blessing.

Anybody wishing to hold a wedding blessing service should contact the Parish Priest of the Binbrook Group to check availability prior to booking. Please contact us for his details. You will then be put in touch with the Deanery Office in Louth for administration purposes and fees. Organists fees will normally be chargeable. You may be required to show evidence of your Marriage Certificate. Small Weddings in Thorganby Church are at the discretion of the Parish Priest.

There may be a time when you want to come to church and renew your vows. You can have this kind of service even if you weren’t originally married in church.

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The venue

The Venue

Are you looking for the perfect venue for a wedding blessing? Available for exclusive hire, at Thorganby Hall we can offer a mid-week service (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) in our beautiful village church, subject to the availability of the Parish Priest.


In total we can accommodate up to 24 guests in Marris Barn (sleeps 16), it’s a short walk to Marris Cottage (sleeps 4) and a few minute’s drive to Little Walk Cottage (sleeps 4).  Or for smaller gatherings, any one of these properties is available individually, depending on the size of your group.  Marris Barn has plenty of space for entertaining up to 30 guests after the ceremony. (There is a restriction on amplified music outside).

The church, All Saints Thorganby, is within walking distance from Marris Barn (along a quiet country road through the village) and is the ideal setting for such a special occasion.

With our local spa and beauty therapists on hand to help you prepare and recommended caterers to take care of refreshments (see below) – you’ll be able to relax and enjoy every minute of your special day.

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Kerry’s Beauty Box

A fully insured mobile beauty therapist based in Scunthorpe. Indulge yourself during your stay at Thorganby and enjoy one of the many different beauty treatments. All treatments are carried out by a fully qualified and insured beauty therapist.

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Mollie’s Massage Therapy

A fully qualified massage and beauty therapist. 10 years beauty, salon and spa experience. Massage, lash and brow treatments, mobile therapist.

Take a look at the treatments available and book direct, please take a look at her Facebook or Instagram page or call 07544 802702.

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Local cafes near Thorganby Hall

The Old School House

Bespoke afternoon tea for collection or delivery to Thorganby holiday properties. Homemade and beautifully presented sandwiches and sweet treats. A perfect way to spend the afternoon with family and friends.

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The Indian Curry Pot

Homebased Indian take away selling home cooked food. Delivery to our area is on Saturday. Orders need to be placed by 6pm on a Thursday.

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Rosie Dicker

Fine dining and catering. Rosie provides a bespoke catering service for events of all shapes and sizes.

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Rachel Green

Chef, author, TV presenter, demonstrator and food campaigner. Rachel Green has made a name for herself as a passionate ambassador of local Lincolnshire Produce.

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Local cafes near Thorganby Hall

Catering at The Old Barn

A private caterer based just a few miles away from Thorganby who offers any bespoke catering to suit your requirements whilst on holiday. Specialising in affordable informal dining options delivered to you either prior or during your stay. Home-cooked supper dishes from family favourites to something a bit special. All prepared ready for you to simply heat through and serve. Grazing platters, canapes, picnics and afternoon teas can also be provided. Please contact Becky on 07902018469 or to discuss your requirements.

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Alfred Enderby

Award winning Grimsby smoked haddock and salmon. Alfred Enderby has been smoking salmon and haddock in a wonderfully traditional way for over 100 years. They also deliver tasty meals including fish pie, fish cakes, pate and more.

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Distance: 10 miles

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