Renewal of Vows
We all want to mark the special days in our lives with celebration and to make these matter, they should reflect our outlook on life. Being able to have a humanist Renewal of Vows ceremony is very special, because it embodies the notion of a very personal and spiritual ceremony which reflects commitment, both as individuals and as a married couple.
Humanism offers a non-religious philosophy of life and ethics based on a concern for humanity and the natural world. It is simply based on common sense, unselfishness, kindness, care and consideration for others, whilst accepting responsibility for our own lives, the influence we have on others and on the world around us.
Although we differ widely on the basis for such, we hold many values in common with those who have religious beliefs and it is with these shared values in mind that we gather together as a community of family and friends in a way that confirms their married togetherness. Many couples choose to compose a ceremony in their own way and in their own style, speaking words and making gestures which represent their love and their commitment to each other. They mostly choose to reaffirm their ongoing commitment as to how they live their lives: with originality, with joy and with delight in their community of family and friends. It can be an inspiration for all concerned, as one of the cornerstones of the wellbeing of society.
A Humanist Renewal of Vows ceremony focuses on your beliefs and values while still allowing you to express your individual personalities. Whether your style is traditional or whimsical, formal or casual, your celebrant will help you compose your perfect ceremony, making it so memorable for everyone involved.