Your Wedding will probably be at St Alban's, Pauatahanui or St Andrew's, Plimmerton, but St Philip's and St Mark's are also available.
The Christian understanding of marriage is of a loving, sharing partnership. It is based on trust and faithfulness, expressed in romance and delight in each other, and lived out in caring for each other's good, and sharing love in the community together. Christian marriage finds its source of strength in a couple's shared faith in God and relationship with Jesus Christ. A Christian marriage service expresses this faith element and asks God to bless the commitment husband and wife make to each other.
We expect that everyone being married in our parish will be involved with a church somewhere, and if you live out of the area, you will be asked to do marriage preparation with that church.
If you live locally, we ask that you come to worship with us before we begin to plan your wedding here, and that you consider becoming part of the parish. Your sense of connection with this place, its people and with God will be enhanced by developing this relationship before your wedding. Then you will come to your wedding day feeling familiar and comfortable with this place and with people of the parish who will be praying for you as you take one of the most important steps of your life.
In either St Alban's or St Andrew's the pews in the main body of the Church comfortably seat 80 people. Extra seating can be placed in the back, plus the choir pews can be used, giving total seating for about 100.
Guests are encouraged to park on the main road at St Alban's, Pauatahanui, leaving the grounds free for the bridal party.
At St Andrew's, Plimmerton there is a small area of off-street parking around the back of the Parish Centre, and a large parking area in Plimmerton Domain (through the subway under the railway), otherwise on-street parking in Steyne Avenue.
Divine Catering Group provides high quality services if you require catering. To find out more please contact the
or 04 233 9781.
Download the PDF of the Application for Marriage. Arrangements are not settled until there has been a conversation with one of the priests and the date is formally booked through the Office.