Questions and Answers for Couples
Q: Who can get married in the church?
A: The Anglican Church honours and affirms the diversity of faiths that embrace one another in the bonds of mutual love. However, in order to celebrate a wedding in the church, a place set apart for Christian worship, at least one of the betrothed must be a baptized Christian.
Q: When should we book the church?
A: As soon as possible; Canon Law in the Anglican Church of Canada requires that you give the Priest at least thirty days notice. When you have set your wedding date, you should call immediately and confirm the date with the church office and arrange for the initial interview with one of the Priests. This is usually from six months to one year prior to your actual marriage.
Q: What happens at this first interview?
A: The Priest will review the Marriage Information Form and set up a file for your marriage. He or she will confirm the date for the wedding and the rehearsal (usually one or two nights before the wedding) and be sure these dates are booked on the church calendar. Setting up future interview dates may occur as well.
Q: What about divorced people?
A: The Anglican Church affirms the willingness of divorced persons to establish a covenant relationship with another person. It is the custom of St. George’s to welcome those who have found love again with open arms.
Q: What about the wedding service?
A: The officiating Priest will work through the services with you and help you make decisions about the choice of Scripture Readings, etc. After the details are discussed, the priest will provide you with a service e bulletin. Making sufficient copies for those in attendance is the responsibility of the couple.