We offer the Prepare-Enrich assessment and facilitated sessions for which there is a cost of per couple.
While we appreciate that some couples are already in long term partnerships, preparing for marriage is the perfect opportunity to share and discuss your values, expectations and hopes for your future together.
The preface to the marriage service in A New Zealand Anglican Prayer Book says, Whether you are living in Mackenzie or travelling from overseas to be married here, we’re committed to assisting you in any way we can to help you prepare for your life together.
PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE A wedding lasts for one day but you are preparing for a marriage of a life time.
Just as we look forward to celebrating your wedding vows with you, we also encourage you to spend adequate time as a couple preparing yourselves for marriage.
The ceremony from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer includes the famous lines ‘Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today,’ as well as lines about the couple having each other in sickness and health, until death do them part.
Although there are no marriage vows in the Bible, there are still many verses that people use as part of their wedding vows.
Christian couples who marry often choose to have Bible verses included in some part of their vows.
The verses chosen—like any marriage vow—will vary depending on the couple themselves.
Let’s take a closer look at marriage vows from the Bible.