The wedding ceremony marks only the beginning of your marriage.
It is a public witness of your love and commitment before God and with your family and friends, and it is also a public witness of the love and commitment to you of God, your family, and friends!
A church wedding makes certain themes clearer:
○ the covenant of love between you reflects the constant love between God and the world;
○ the sacrament of marriage (the service in church) reminds all those present that God blesses your love and wants all people to live faithfully and generously with each other.
Some marriages fail, and the Cathedral clergy and community seek ways to help people rebuild their lives in new relationships. If you have been divorced and would like to discuss the possibility of being married a second time in church, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the clergy.
Christ Church Cathedral is an inclusive community affirming God’s goodness in all of God’s creation. At the Cathedral, we are able to help LGBTQ2S+ couple celebrate their love in marriage. Conditions and marriage preparation for LGBTQ2S couples for a wedding at the Cathedral are exactly the same as for heterosexual couples. We also offer services of blessings after a civil ceremony.
The first step is to attend one of our Sunday services and introduce your self to the Clergy.
You will then be asked to complete the Marriage Application Form and return it to the Cathedral Office with the required documents and book your first appointment with the priest who will be officiating your wedding. A deposit will be required at this time to confirm your wedding date on the Cathedral calendar.
The Christian meaning of marriage according to the Anglican Church of Canada
Marriage is a union in faithful love, to the exclusion of all others on either side, for better or worse, until spouses are separated by death. Spouses undertake to prepare themselves for the exchange of vows at their wedding, recognizing that by this mutual exchange their union in marriage will be established.
Spouses have the intention to strive thereafter to fulfil the purposes of marriage: the mutual fellowship, support and comfort of one another, the procreation (if it may be) and the nurture of children, and the creation of a relationship in which sexuality may bring fulfilment in a community of faithful love.