No. The vows must remain unchanged for legal reasons. At an appropriate point, couples can be given space to offer a reading or even additional things they would like to say to one another, but the official marriage vows, and the rest of the marriage service, must not be changed in any way.
If a family chooses to keep the ashes of a loved one in their home for an indefinite period, there is nothing legally to prevent them from doing so. Pastorally, you may wish to encourage the family to think about a final resting place that enables the ashes to be buried.
Professionally designed and printed resources have been produced to help support ministry around weddings, funerals and baptisms.
Through our partnership with the Church of England’s Life Events Team, we are delighted to now be able to make a wide range of resources available both in Welsh and in English, which are designed to compliment both our Welsh culture and our Welsh context.
When you place your order using a post code based in Wales, you will automatically be directed to the materials endorsed by the Church in Wales. You will then be asked if you wish to order your materials in Welsh or in English. The exception to this is the Life Events Manual for PCCs which is printed bilingually. .