Weddings

Congratulations and blessings on your decision to marry!


Christ Church welcomes requests for Christian marriage from any baptized person. Membership in the parish is not a requirement.

Steps to Arranging a Wedding


Contact the office to arrange a meeting with the clergy.
You are most welcome to attend our worship services to get a sense of the community, who prays for you and supports your marriage.


In most cases, two meetings plus marriage preparation suffice to arrange a wedding.


The clergy will reserve the date and time of your wedding with you.


The Director of Music will play for weddings and offers supportive advice on music suitable to the instrument, liturgy and occasion.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions


All weddings at Christ Church are conducted by the clergy of the Parish or their designate. Arrangements are made through the Rector (priest) of the parish.

The Anglican Church needs 60 days notice to arrange for a wedding.


Only one partner needs to be a baptized Christian - of any denomination.

Re-marriage of divorced persons is possible.


Couples seeking renewal of vows or the blessing of a civil marriage are welcome.

The sanctuary/church is not rented nor booked - it is a sacred home into which the community welcomes you for worship.

Boundaries apply about photography - see below.

Wedding planners can assist as instructed but have no role in planning or conducting worship.

Couples are to obtain a marriage license and deliver it to the Church along with payment in advance of the wedding.

Marriage Preparation


Marriage preparation is a requirement for marriage in any Anglican Church in Canada. The reasons are simple: it triples the chances of your marriage's success. You can seek this on your own, or Christ Church can assist you in finding a qualified person to lead you through that process.

Photography


Photography is permitted as the bridal party enters and when they exit the sanctuary. Couples are told in advance that photography is not appropriate nor permitted during sacred worship. The presiding priest, when asked, will gladly offer a photo session after worship, including re-enactment, to accommodate professional photographers or guests. The grounds of the church are also available by request.

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To arrange with the parish priest for weddings, please call the Church Office Phone at 403-243-4680 or Email the parish office.