We welcome the possibility of celebrating your marriage here at St Paul’s Gisborne, The Church of the Resurrection Macedon or St John’s Riddells Creek and look forward to helping make your wedding day beautiful and significant – a strong foundation for your future life together.
Once you have carefully read the information below and would like to explore further the possibility of being married here, please contact the Parish Office and request an appointment to see Fr Dennis Webster, the Parish Priest. During this meeting Fr Dennis will explain what the church offers in terms of marriage and the various options that are available for your ceremony.
At the time of making this appointment to see Fr Dennis, a tentative booking can also be made for your wedding so that you can secure a date and time. We allow one and a half hours between wedding ceremonies.
If you have any other questions or need further assistance please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office.
Please note: it is not possible under Federal and Church regulations for a licensed minister to conduct a marriage service for same sex couples.
The Parish is an inclusive parish, but is constrained by law in this matter.
What is baptism? Baptism is a ceremony of washing in water, practised by Christians since the time of Jesus. It is a sign of turning to God and of faith in Jesus Christ our Lord. At the same time, baptism symbolises Jesus’ own death and resurrection. Those who ask for baptism recognise that their spiritual salvation depends on what Jesus did for them by His dying and rising again.
All who are baptised are received into the family of the Christian church.
Jesus formed this family, which we call the church, because he knew that we could not truly follow him by ourselves. Just as we need a human family for love, support and intimacy, so we also need a spiritual family where God is at the centre – a family that can support, teach and nurture us in our whole life, especially in our relationship to God.
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