Weddings

Congratulations on your decision to marry. This page will help you begin to plan and prepare for this important event. Please read it carefully and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

Weddings in the season of Lent (seven weeks before Easter) require special arrangements.

Preparation

A wedding is a very joyful and important occasion. It requires careful preparation. Such preparation will help you understand each other better, your relationship and your responsibilities as well as the nature of Christian marriage taught by the Church.

In this Parish, we take very seriously your decision to marry. We seek to guide you through a course of preparation which will explore your relationship, expectations, strengths and weaknesses, with the goal of achieving a successful marriage.

After an initial interview, when your application has been confirmed and the date booked, the times of other sessions will be discussed with you. It will be important that you attend these sessions so you may have to re-arrange whatever other commitments you have.

If you do not already attend St Alban’s/St Aidan’s, we expect you to make some attempt to do so during the period of your preparation. The faith dimension of marriage is very important.

Order of Service

The form of service used in the Parish is from “A Prayer Book for Australia, 1995”. Many people like to produce their own wedding Order of Service based upon this service and we will be happy to discuss this with you.

Arrangements

To obtain an application form: You will need to attend one of the Sunday services and talk to a member of the clergy who can supply you with the form and other pertinent information.

All the arrangements for your wedding will be discussed with the priest when you meet with him. Please also talk to the priest regarding costing.

We look forward to sharing with you in this important occasion and in helping to make your wedding and marriage a most joyous celebration. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office on (02) 9876 3362 or at office@eppinganglicans.org.au