At Gymea Anglican, we believe marriage is a gift from God.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said of marriage that 'From the beginning of creation God made them male and female. "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one." So they are no longer two but one. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder'.
We’ll get you ready not only for your big day, but also for a lifetime of marriage together. We welcome even those with no church background, to share in the blessing of a Christian wedding.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is my date available and how do I make a booking?
The best thing to do is use the online chat box and indicate your preferences. Before we get back to you, we’ll check our availability and we will be able to give you an answer then.
2. Do you do Sunday or Weekday Weddings?
Sundays, typically no. Weekdays, typically yes. Saturdays? Usually!
3. Do you marry divorced persons?
We hope to be as compassionate and helpful as possible. In simple terms if there is no “going back” we aim to help you “go forward”. Your preparation for re-marriage be tailored to address the known factors that divorcees face. Each couple will be given all possible help toward a fresh start.
4. Do we have to be “baptised” or Anglican?
No. There are no requirements to be Anglican or baptised to be married at Gymea Anglican Church
5. How many can we seat?
Gymea Anglican can seat up to 200 people. Alternatively, groups as small as 10 or 20 can enjoy a wedding at Gymea and not feel overwhelmed by the size of the building.
6. What preparation is required?
We offer helpful preparation for your marriage including
A Marriage Preparation Course
A Computerised Relationship Inventory
Meetings with the Minister who will conduct your ceremony
A course to help you “get closer to God” for your marriage.
7. What music is provided?
We can organise an organist if that’s your preference. Alternative music is permitted but needs to be approved by the Minister. As a rule we are flexible in allowing alternate music.
9. Do you have facilities for a reception or refreshments?
Yes. We do have a large hall which can host a simple meal or refreshments. There is a kitchen attached which can also be viewed and considered.