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    Weddings

    Marriage is a God-ordained blessing on humanity, and this is why a wedding is important. As marriage is first and foremost about relationship, that will be our guiding concern in our dealings with all wedding enquiries.

    It is the policy of St Paul’s Shellharbour that weddings will only be conducted for couples living within the parish (Shellharbour area). Further, to avoid ambiguity (and disappointment), there are predetermined conditions related to the conduct and details of the wedding ceremony that must be agreed to by all intending couples. These conditions will be outlined by the minister.

    In preparing couples for marriage we are concerned about three primary issues:

    1. Relational: To help develop a sound and maturing marriage we require you attend a marriage preparation course run by a Prepare Enrich trainer. This is an excellent course conducted by qualified facilitators. You will need to book in as soon as possible to ensure the course is completed before your wedding and we can provide you with contact details for course providers. Note: the course is independent of St Paul’s Anglican Church and the cost is payable to the course provider.
    2. Christian: While there are many sorts of weddings available in our society, we only prepare couples for Christian marriage. If we agree to proceed, we will meet together around three times with you to look at the Bible about these matters and the promises contained in the service of marriage. The service will be conducted according to the Anglican Prayer Book.

      We also consider it important that you join us for church on Sunday. Each week we have services at 9.00am and 5.00pm, and assure you of a warm welcome.

    3. Legal: This is the preparation of all forms and signing of the wedding declarations required by the Federal Government. We cover this in our administration. Please note you will both be required to provide birth certificates (passports are not acceptable).

      We ask that couples pay $600 to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Shellharbour, covering all aspects of your wedding day, e.g. church, administration, minister, flowers, with organist optional at $100. The seating capacity of St. Paul’s is 120 people, and bridal parties will be limited in number / size accordingly.

    For further details, please contact our Church Office on (02) 4295 1321 (Wed-Fri, 8:30am-12:30pm) or email us at: stpauls@stpaulsanglican.com