ABOUT 50 couples of all
ages, from across the county, came to Worcester
Cathedral on St Valentine's Day to renew their marriage vows
(above). At a short service in the Lady chapel, they sang
popular wedding hymns, including "Love divine" and "Lord of all
hopefulness", and listened to the well-known words about love in St
Paul's first letter to the Corinthians.
The Bishop of Dudley, the Rt
Revd David Walker, reminded them that, like the cathedral,
marriages were built to last, but it needed effort and energy to
make that happen, and for it to look effortless from outside.
Mrs Peters, who had attended
with her husband, said: "The service was lovely. It was in a format
recognisable to all who were married in a church, and with hymns
that everyone knew." She said that it was their 40th wedding
anniversary this year, and they came to renew their vows be- cause
they valued their relationship, and wanted it to keep growing
After the ceremony, with vows confirmed, every couple was given
Fairtrade chocolate hearts as a gift.