​Brides will be promising to submit to their husbands under a new marriage vow the Anglican Diocese of Sydney is expected to approve at its synod in October.

It requires the minister to ask of the bride: ''Will you honour and submit to him, as the church submits to Christ?'' and for her to pledge ''to love and submit'' to her husband.

The service is already being used in some Sydney parishes, in a diocese that opposes the full ordination of women and supports an exclusively male leadership doctrine.

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