Weddings / Marriages

Couples are invited to consider holding your Marriage ceremony in the historic, heritage listed Windsor Uniting Church, which was built in 1876 and recently renovated and restored at a cost of over $150,000. The Church can be inspected by arrangement with the Minister. Just use the Enquiry form on this page to contact him; or phone (02) 4577 3147.

The Marriage ceremony is usually conducted by the minister of the church, to whom first enquiries are made. Ministers / Pastors from other Uniting Church parishes or other denominations are often invited to share in the Service, if invited to do so by the couple being married.

The Marriage Service itself follows the Order of Service authorised by the Uniting Church in Australia. 

The Windsor Uniting Church holds over 100 people comfortably. There is also a separate function hall right next to the church building suitable for wedding receptions.

The Church is close to the numerous historic buildings and famous restaurants of the area. For more information, please contact the Minister on (02) 4577 3147 or email him using the Enquiry facility on this page.

 

 The following is a copy of the Brochure prepared as information for prospective Bridal couples:

 

Information for those planning

to Marry in the Windsor Uniting Church

Congratulations on deciding to take this major step in your lives. The following information is provided to help you with your preparation.  We do all we can to help you make your important day as memorable as possible. Attached is a copy of an Information Sheet which the Minister will fill in with you at the first Interview.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

A Notice of Intended Marriage Form is to be completed and signed no later than one month and one day and no earlier than eighteen months before the day of your Wedding.  Normally this is done at the first meeting with the Minister conducting the Marriage Service, unless previously arranged.

Proof of age (Birth Certificate or Passport) is required by Law for both parties to the Marriage.

If either party has been previously married then proof of eligibility to re-marry is also required (e.g. Divorce Decree Absolute or Death Certificate of previous spouse).

Two witnesses, aged 18 years or over, are required to be present at the ceremony and to sign the official Marriage documents.

PREPARATION FOR MARRIAGE

Preparation for your Marriage is essential, and will normally include at least two interview sessions with the Minister. These sessions give an opportunity  to discuss aspects of Christian Marriage and to plan details of your Marriage Service.  A rehearsal of the Marriage Service is arranged as close as practicable to the date of the Marriage.

An Invitation To Attend Worship Services and to take part in the life of this church is extended to you if you are not already involved in a Church.  We believe that attending Worship can be a helpful element in your marriage preparation; in understanding the elements of Christian Marriage, and in helping provide a firm foundation for your married life together.

The Marriage Ceremony:

Your Marriage Ceremony is a Christian Service of Worship. This means that the Minister is responsible for everything that happens at the Service. 

The Marriage Ceremony is outlined in the booklet given at the initial Interview. You are invited to read it carefully, noting the choices available. You choose as desired and necessary in consultation with the Minister.

Please make any final arrangements regarding musicians, soloists, music to be played, etc,, only after these matters have been discussed with the Minister. Your Wedding Ceremony can be celebrated outside of the Church building, e.g. a garden setting, but please first confirm the suitability of the venue with the Minister before finalising such arrangements.

Photographers and Videotaping:

Taking of photographs during the service is certainly welcome. If you wish to have your wedding service videotaped, there are certain restrictions because of Copyright Regulations, which need to be observed. Ask the Minister for details.

Wedding Honoraria

The honoraria provides for the use of the Church, the Minister, Organist, Church Officer, flowers, administration, marriage preparation, etc.  A $150 non-returnable Booking Fee is requested.


Hire of Church Hall

Our Church Hall is available as a venue for Wedding Receptions. It is also available for hire for other functions by groups and individuals. The rates are determined according to different purposes. Details are available via email or phone (02) 4577 3147.

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