APBA Wedding Vows

The marriage vows we use at Holy Trinity Doncaster from the 1996 “A Prayer Book for Australia” (this is not used in Sydney).

If you include the consent and giving of rings, there are three sets of promises:

THE CONSENT

Minister
John, will you have Mary to be your wife,
to live together according to God’s word?
Will you give her the honour
due to her as your wife
and, forsaking all others,
love and protect her,
as long as you both shall live?

John    I will.

Minister
Mary, will you have John to be your husband,
to live together according to God’s word?
Will you give him the honour
due to him as your husband
and, forsaking all others,
love and protect him,
as long as you both shall live?

Mary     I will.

THE WEDDING

John     I, John in the presence of God,
take you Mary to be my wife;
to have and to hold
from this day forward,
for better for worse,
for richer for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love, honour and cherish,
as long as we both shall live.
This is my solemn vow and promise.

Mary     I, Mary in the presence of God,
take you John to be my husband;
to have and to hold
from this day forward,
for better for worse,
for richer for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love, honour and cherish,
as long as we both shall live.
This is my solemn vow and promise.

BLESSING OF THE RINGS

Minister     Grant, Lord that these rings may be a token and constant sign of the pledge of love and faithfulness which these two persons make to each other; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

John     Mary, with this ring I wed you;
with all that I am and all that I have
I honour you;
in the name of God. Amen.

Mary     John, I receive this ring in token of our marriage.
May God enable us to grow in love together.

Mary     John, with this ring I wed you,
with all that I am and all that I have
I honour you;
in the name of God. Amen.

John     Mary, I receive this ring in token of our marriage.
May God enable us to grow in love together.

John I, John in the presence of God,

take you Mary to be my wife;

to have and to hold

from this day forward,

for better for worse,

for richer for poorer,

in sickness and in health,

to love, honour and cherish,

as long as we both shall live.

This is my solemn vow and promise.

Mary I, Mary in the presence of God,

take you John to be my husband;

to have and to hold

from this day forward,

for better for worse,

for richer for poorer,

in sickness and in health,

to love, honour and cherish,

as long as we both shall live.

This is my solemn vow and promise.

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