We understand Christian marriage to be a gift and a calling of God, and is therefore a relationship that we approach reverently and respectfully. All weddings at St. Andrew’s are conducted within the context of a service of the worship of God, and in continuity with the Reformed and Presbyterian traditions within the Church of Christ. It is expected that a couple desiring a Christian wedding are looking to live together in a Christian marriage. For this reason, it is also expected that they will be committed to the Christian life, a part of which involves being professing and active members of the Church of Christ, presumably of St. Andrew’s. Couples will be asked to meet with the minister to plan the wedding service and speak about their faith, and also to attend a weekend course of marriage counselling.
If you would like to look into holding a wedding at St. Andrew’s Church Ottawa, our marriage policy document is available for download (pdf). As well, please speak with our Weddings Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.