The Calvary Episcopal Church of Danvers is offering a public, town-wide ceremony for couples to renew their marriage vows on Saturday, June 16, as part of the Danvers Family Festival.
All couples—those of all faiths, including those married in a religious or civil ceremony—are invited to renew their vows with a blessing from Reverend Thea Keith-Lucas at the Pavilion of the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, followed by a free reception across the street at Calvary’s Parish Hall.
“In the regular Sunday service I always invite people if they have a birthday or wedding anniversary, or if they have something else they want to celebrate to come forward,” Keith-Lucas said. “So that’s been a part of the church’s life since before I started with them.”
“It’s going to be pretty cool,” said Fran Weil, the church’s events coordinator. “We just thought it was a great way, what better way to celebrate the Danvers family festival than by offering a blessing for the ultimate commitment—marriage.”