We welcome all enquiries about weddings. It is important to understand that a church wedding is more than a service with a pretty background for pictures. It is a religious service, a sacrament of the Christian community, provided within the worship space of the Christian community. We receive a number of requests each year from couples belonging to other congregations who wish to be married here by a minister from their own church.
The clergy and people of St. Jude’s have a strong commitment to ecumenism and desire that our church be an open and welcoming place for all people. Keeping this in mind, the clergy of our parish have an obligation to oversee the ceremonies that take place in our church building. The only clergy authorized to witness marriages in St. Jude’s are the clergy licensed and appointed by the Anglican Bishop of Niagara to serve the parish of St. Jude’s. Ministers from other churches and religions will be personally invited to participate in the ceremony at the discretion of the presiding priest. The presiding priest will make sure that the visiting minister(s) are made to feel welcome and will discuss with them ways in which they may particiapte in the ceremony.
Should you decide to fill out an application form, they are available at the Church office, from the clergy on Sunday, or you can complete one electronically (click here) and e-mail it to the church office. Hard copies of application forms can be faxed to the church office at (905) 844-3977.
We also have a detailed information package that will be able to answer any questions you may have, including the financial aspect of the “wedding offering” fees. For enquiries, please call (905) 844-3972 and ask for Julie Hudak or e-mail questions to Julie.