Marriage is a gift of God where a man and a woman enter into a life-long partnership uniting them in heart, mind and body. The Church believes that God calls people to marriage and draws their differing gifts and hopes into a unity of love and service. It is in the joy of this union that husband and wife enrich and respond to each other, growing in tenderness and understanding. In a marriage service in the Anglican Church of Australia God’s blessing is sought on the couple, the life and the relationship they share together.
Understanding the celebration of Marriage to be both a pastoral and sacramental occasion, we do not simply ‘take bookings’ for weddings and it is expected that those preparing to be married in church will attend Sunday services as part of the preparation process.
All weddings in our Parish must be officiated at by Anglican clergy and according to Anglican rites. We welcome enquiries from couples in our parish area (Manuka, Griffith, Kingston, Barton, Red Hill, Narrabundah, Deakin and Yarralumla) and those with meaningful connections to this Parish.
If you are interested in being married by one of our clergy at a service in St Paul’s or St David’s Churches, we invite you to attend one of our services and speak with the clergy about your desire to be married. They will advise you on the requirements for being married according to the rites of the Church.
The base fee for a wedding at St Paul’s is $1500. Other fees may be payable.