Congratulations on your decision to be married and we welcome your enquiries towards a Christian wedding in the Parish of Sutton Forest. Our prayer is that you will grow in love for each other and with God over this time. We invite you to contact the Parish Office to discuss available dates for your wedding and complete the attached Application Form.
All Saints’, St Aidan’s and Holy Trinity seats up to 120 people.
St Stephen’s, Tallong seats up to 50 people.
We encourage you to attend Church Services prior to your wedding day to experience Church. The minister may discuss possible options if you live away from this Parish.
The Minister will need to meet with you both, on a number of occasions, to talk about the nature of the marriage relationship and the wedding service. Interviews usually occur in The Rectory, 1 Gullies Road, Bundanoon, behind the Holy Trinity Church.
At your first meeting with the Minister you will receive a ‘Happily Ever … Before and After’ pamphlet and fill out a ‘NOTICE OF INTENDED MARRIAGE’ (NOIM) Form. You need to bring an original birth certificate and photo ID with you (or if born overseas, a current overseas passport).
Birth Certificates can be obtained for a small charge from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages 1300 655 236.
If you have been divorced, please mention this to the Minister as your plan to remarry will be discussed and permission sought from the Bishop. This takes extra time.
Entering upon a significant new stage in life, such as marriage, causes many people to consider what is important in life. We believe that the best in life is to be found in a living relationship with Jesus. This might be a good time to reconnect with God and we offer an opportunity to work through an interesting presentation of the Christian faith.
Discuss options with the Minister.
The church booking will only be confirmed after you have spoken to the Minister and we receive your Administration Fee (refundable if you inform of cancellation) Final payment for your wedding is required at least one month prior to your wedding.
Administration Fee $110 inc GST
Church & Minister $600
Verger Fee (required) $110 inc GST
Organist Fee (if required) $150
TOTAL (if applicable): $970 inc GST
Payment can be made to ‘Parish of Sutton Forest’ by cash to staff, cheque, EFT or cash to a bank.
Westpac Community Solutions account
BSB: 032 716 A/c #: 389089
A/c Name: Anglican Parish of Sutton Forest.
(Reference: groom’s surname / bride’s surname)
(if paying in a BANK, contact Parish to inform us)