The church should be
booked as soon as possible after a date has been selected. The rehearsal date
is to be set at the time the wedding is booked.
The following people
attend the rehearsal – bride, groom, parents of the bride & groom, best
man, maid/matron of honour, bridesmaids and ushers, readers, intercessors, any
other speakers, children of the bride & groom if applicable.
The following donations are to be paid to the church, in
separate envelopes, 1 month in advance and no later than the rehearsal night.
The bride and groom
are expected to attend a marriage preparation course prior to the
wedding. Your decision to be married is more than the plans for the
wedding day. There is always something new to discover about each other
and your relationship. As individual couples, this recommended course is
an excellent and professional venue for you to explore what is important in a
relationship. We recommend the Marriage Preparation Course offered by
Humanitas. The web site is www.marriageprep.com
The 2013 dates and locations are advertised on the site. You can register
and pay online. If you would prefer, you can call the Office
Registrar at 905-841-3173.
who have taken this course have given positive feedback about the experience.
Order of Service
If an Order of Service
leaflet is required it may be produced by the church or an outside printer. If
it is produced by any printer other than the church please show the outline to
the Priest before they are printed.
Discuss with the
Priest the form of service and any prayer requests to be used, e.g. Holy
Readings & Prayers
The readings, special
prayers etc should be discussed with the Priest in Charge.
The Priest needs to be
informed of your choice of hymns & songs ahead of time.
The church has a
listing of organists who would be available to play at the wedding. The bride
& groom should arrange for an organist, small group, singer etc.The decision should be discussed with the
music and DJ’s are not permitted.
coordinator should be informed of any special requests e.g. Unity Candles, bows
Photos and Videos
Photos and videos are
allowed during the service providing there is no flash and the photographer
stays in one position and does not move around the church during the service.
Photographers will be given an opportunity to move closer to take photos during
the signing of the register or after the service.
Confetti is not
permitted on church property – this includes rice, paper and biodegradable
confetti as it stains the pathway. Bubbles are permitted.
It is the
responsibility of the bride & groom to arrange for ordering and arrangement
of the flowers for the church. The Wedding coordinator should be informed of
the time the florist will be delivering and arranging the flowers.
On the day of the
wedding the groom and the best man need to arrive at the church30
minutes before the wedding is scheduled to begin. You will meet the
Priest in the office and will be escorted to the church at the appropriate time
When the bride arrives
at the church she should remain in the car until the wedding coordinator meets
her. This is to ensure that she does not see the Groom before the service.
The bride & groom are invited to worship with us