Valentine's Day

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Many churches have found that a themed Valentine's Day service has proven popular - and so a special service has been developed (opens in new window) for use either on Valentine's Day itself or the nearest Sunday.

Some parishes have chosen to invite back couples who previously married at the church for their Valentine's Day service.

Others offer an opportunity for couples to collectively renew their wedding vows.

Sometimes churches decide to:

  • Ring the bells before the service to mark the occasion
  • Serve wedding cake and champagne after the service
  • Book a photographer so couples can take away a souvenir picture
  • Have musicians play wedding favourites before and after the service

When organising a Valentine's Day service, it makes good sense to advertise the service on posters and pew sheets several weeks in advance, and quite often newspapers and radio stations are interested in giving the event some publicity.