An early Christian named Paul once said
“There are three things that last: faith, hope, and love.
And the greatest of the three is love.”
So You’re Getting Married?
Friends bring us laughter, comfort, and hope. Some went to first grade with us; others come through work or a shared passion. And sometimes, somewhere, one stands out from all the rest. This becomes the person with whom you want to share every part of life and meet every aspect of the future, come what may.
Love at Heart
Marriage is grounded in love: private and public. There is God’s love for humanity and the love between life partners that is based on trust, mutuality, and commitment. There is also the love of caring communities – families, friends, churches – that support, nurture, challenge, and honour relationships like yours.
You’ll celebrate the best way you know how, surrounded by friends and family. Yet you also understand, regardless of your commitment to your faith, that there is something about this person, and the depth of this love that is holy, calling out for a wider blessing.
St. Andrew’s United Church is the perfect place for you to begin a committed life together in marriage, even if you’ve never attended our church. We see people as unique, loved creations of God. We also see relationships as living things, requiring preparation and nurture. We’ll offer you some marriage preparation and guide you in planning your wedding ceremony, making it a day expressing who you are.
Our community is broad and accepting. The United Church marries:
- Previously divorced people
- Couples of different religions
- Couples of the same gender.
We believe that God intends loving relationships to be faithful, responsible, just, healing and sustaining of the couple and those around them. These relationships may be between a woman and a man, or between people of the same gender.
Weddings at St. Andrew’s
You have spent a great deal of time, energy, and emotions on planning your most special day and you want a venue that will fit into that dream.
Our cathedral-style Sanctuary space seats 400, has a balcony and 45-foot ceilings, sound system, beautiful lighting and stained-glass windows, pipe organ, grand piano and twin aisles.
St. Andrew’s United is the ideal place for a matrimony and over the last hundred years, thousands of happy couples have united here.
Rev. Judith Hardcastle will work closely with you, preparing you and guiding you through the entire process of your ceremony. You can relax and be assured that the venue, the ceremony, the music, and the day will be perfect. We look forward to hearing from you!
Please contact the Event Coordinator for rates and availability.