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New Town + Lenah Valley Anglican
ST JAMES + ST JOHN | HOBART, TASMANIA
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WEDDINGS

Congratulations on your decision to marry! We would be delighted to share this special occasion with you. Making a commitment to someone for life before God, the Christian faith community, and your family and friends is a very special time in your relationship. This page will provide you with information to help you answer some questions you may have about getting married here. Please contact us so we can arrange for you to meet with one of our ministers.


Why is a wedding a sacred occasion?

We understand that some people come to get married here because of our beautiful, historic buildings. It is also important to remember that the wedding service is a sacred occasion. When a couple comes to make their vows as husband and wife, in a church community, it should mean that they desire the blessing of God on their marriage.

 

The marriage ceremony is focused on the two of you and your vows of loyalty and love to each other; vows which you make before God and God’s people. Because the wedding is a Christian ceremony it is important that all that is done and said is in keeping with the Christian faith.

 

How do we plan our wedding ceremony?

One of our ministers will help you plan and personalize your wedding so that it will reflect you and your relationship. When you first meet with the minister, he or she will talk through all the options with you and help you to choose readings, prayers and music. As we are affiliated with the Anglican Church of Australia, weddings in our church communities follow the traditions of the Anglican Church. An Anglican wedding ceremony includes: Welcome, Readings & Prayers, Address, Consent & Vows, Signing the Marriage Certificates, and a Blessing.


How do we book our wedding?

There are many different events and activities taking place in our buildings throughout the year so early bookings are recommended. Please be sure to allow plenty of notice, and that you discuss the date and time of your wedding with the minister, before making other arrangements. He/she will discuss the wedding process with you and if a wedding date is then agreed she/he will probably wish to see you on two or three more occasions, including the wedding rehearsal. These meetings will be for both marriage preparation and to plan the wedding ceremony.

 

To assist with the maintenance of our historic church buildings wedding fees apply. The minister can advise you of the current wedding fees when you contact us.


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