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Your wedding at Churchie

The Canon Jones Memorial Chapel is available to members of the Churchie community including Old Boys and teachers for weddings, baptisms and other pastoral services. This ministry is part of the School's ongoing commitment to families who have shared in the life of Churchie.

Contacting the School

The chapel is a busy place and it is wise to contact the School well in advance to reserve the date for your wedding. It is unusual for more than one wedding to be held on the same day; that is part of our commitment to make your service special.
 
Associate Chaplain Fr Ian Mundy is responsible for weddings and other pastoral services. 

Before the wedding, you will be asked to meet with Fr Mundy to plan the service and to consider the commitments you are making. By Australian law, you must give formal notice of your wedding at least one month in advance. To do this please complete Form 13: Notice of Intended Marriage. 

Music

The School charges an inclusive fee for your wedding that covers the cost of flowers, music, cleaning and the service of the officiating priest. As part of preparations you will be asked to select music for the organist to play. As you make this choice, please remember that you have chosen a Christian church for your wedding and the music you choose should be consistent with your first choice. We will do our best, however, to accommodate your personal preferences. If you wish to include hymns in the service, you can select from a variety of sources based on our suggestions.
 
Some couples wish to include other musical instruments such as harps, strings and bagpipes. All of these may be included although the organist will always be present and available.

The chapel’s organ is not only a beautiful instrument but is also one of Australia’s best in schools. Please plan to use the organ in your service rather than recorded music. Popular songs or rock music may be used for the reception afterwards rather than at the service in the chapel.

Flowers

If you have something special in mind please contact the Chapel Flowers Coordinator, Mrs Jenni Broe on 3901 4859 or 0448 843 789 or email at [email protected]

Photography

It's important to retain the Christian character of the service and to honour the serious purpose of the occasion. Can you please ask your photographer to act with respect. This is rarely a problem as most wedding photographers are experienced and act with tact and dignity.

Developing your service

There are two approved forms of wedding service which you may use. These are made available to you during preparations with the officiating priest. Although copies of the service are available in the Prayer Book for use in the chapel, many couples choose to personalise the service and add their own readings, music and other personal touches in a printed order of service for the day. You will be given every assistance in doing this although you will need to organise the design and printing of personalised booklets.


Click here for The Australian Prayer Book Wedding Service



Click here for a sample order of service

Please note that the sample service is a guide and only indicates the final product you may develop. Australian law establishes the form of some of the service key parts such as the wedding vows but there is plenty of scope for couples to make their service distinctive and personal.

Rehearsal

Rehearsals are held one evening in the week before the service. It is possible at this time to complete the documents required by the Registrar General and to rehearse part of the service.
 

Marriage Application Form