a beautiful church wedding

Congratulations on your engagement! We have a beautiful church for your wedding at St Martins Killara on Sydney's North Shore.  We look forward to helping you to have a great wedding and marriage.


It's simple to make an inquiry online.

  1. Check our current bookings to see if the date you are planning is potentially available
  2. If your preferred date and time is available simply click here to fill in a wedding inquiry form to "pencil in" your booking
  3. We'll contact you to confirm the availability of your preferred date and set up a time to meet with one of our ministers
  4. See wedding preparation resources to download and other links here.

Note: the service can be conducted in Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin) as we have a Chinese speaking minister.


Current bookings

The following dates have weddings confirmed and so may NOT be available:


2017

29 April

6 May

15 July

19 August

9 September

16 September

7 October

14 October

25 November
2 December


Please click here to fill in a wedding inquiry form to "pencil in" your booking.

Costs

Here is a basic breakdown for 2017:

  • Marriage preparation is $250 (if done by us) and is payable by the first meeting.  The cost for Prepare/Enrich is USD$33 & payable when you complete the online questionnaire.
  • For 2017 the use of the church is $1600 and normally paid two months before wedding. (Includes use of sound equipment)
  • Organist Fees $250. (if required)
  • The cost of the verger/sound co ordinator if required $150.
  • Flowers/bows are by your own arrangement and should be coordinated with Marie in the office.
  • Rental of the parish hall (if required, and subject to availability) for morning tea/afternoon tea refreshments is $250 for 4 hours (incl. set up/pack up time) plus the cost of public liability insurance (currently approx. $62).

frequently asked questions


What is marriage in the Anglican Church?

Marriage is lifelong union between a man and woman. It is a symbol of God's love for his people, and of the union between Christ and his Church. It is a gift from God for human wellbeing, and for the proper expression of natural instincts and affections with which he has endowed us. In marriage a new family is established so that children may be born and nurtured in secure and loving care.

What kind of marriage preparation is required?

To help you prepare for you marriage we get all couples married at St Martin's to undergo some form of Pre-Marriage education. This is most often, undertaking the Prepare course. You will also meet with the minister who will conduct your wedding.


Can we "bring our own" celebrant/minister?

All weddings conducted at St Martin's will be officiated at by one of the Ministers at St Martin's according to the rites of the Anglican church. Other Christian ministers may be involved at the discretion of the Rector.


Do you have to be Anglican, Christian or baptised?

No, there is no requirement.  Often though this is a time when couples re-assess their Spiritual life together and we will be pleased to encourage you to take the next step that is appropriate for you in your spiritual journey.


Do you marry divorced persons?

Yes it is possible with the permission of the bishop. We seek to be as compassionate and helpful as possible.  A preliminary appointment with the minister enables us to understand the circumstances and see if we able to proceeed.  From there we are able to tailor your preparation appropriately.


How many does the church seat?

St Martins comfortably seats 250-300 people and is ideal for both small and large weddings.  We'll get you to come and see a Sunday service for yourself to get an idea of the space and feel of our beautiful church.


Church music and bells

We have a organist available to play at your wedding.  If you wish to organise your own musicians or band please discuss this with the minister at the first interview.  We have a single bell that may be rung on your arrival and exit.


Do you have facilities for refreshments after the wedding?

Yes, we have a hall with kitchen facilities adjacent to the church. This can be booked separately at a set fee. You need to contact the church office for details and availability.