Christian marriage is a lifelong commitment to one another and to Christ and we want to support you as you prepare for it. Christian marriage is not simply about asking for God’s blessing and protection on your happiness. It is a commitment to make your marriage a gift to God – a sacrament to this broken world and a sign of God’s love for the world. That idea is both challenging and inspiring.
Who can be married in an Anglican Church?
To be married at St. Jame’s at least one person must be baptized and the couple will participate in a marriage preparation course. We will ask those who witness your vows to do all in their power to support and encourage you in your marriage. St. Jame’s adheres to the Marriage Canon of the Anglican Church of Canada.
What does an Anglican Wedding look like?
Weddings in St. James will follow the marriage liturgy of either the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) or the Book of Alternative Services (BAS) and will be officiated by an Anglican clergy person (there is room for clergy from another Christian denomination to take part in the service). Readings from scripture and hymns will be chosen in consultation with the minister.
What are the costs associated with a wedding?
There are honorariums for the Clergy $300.00 , Music Director $150.00, and a $ 500.00 fee for the one time use of the church.
Please contact the clergy for more information.