Presiders: With the permission of the Rector, anyone holding proper credentials from the Alberta Provincial Government and a recognized Christian denomination may preside at a wedding ceremony at St. Barnabas
Participants: Relatives, friends and members of the wedding party are welcome to read Bible readings and lead the Prayers of the People. Other Christian pastors and ministers are also welcome to participate in the service.
Eucharist: appropriate, but not necessary as part of the Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage.
Rehearsal: usually the evening before the wedding. Everyone with an active part to play in the ceremony shoud be there.
Music: should be arranged with the sound operator. We can put you in touch with an organist should you require one.
Flowers: are welcome for your celebration and may be left in the church for our Sunday worship after which they are delivered to people in hospital, or shut ins.
Pew Bows: decorative white pew bows can be put out by members of the St. Barnabas Altar Guild before the ceremony.
Candles: Two candelabras complete with candles are available for your service.
Other Decorations: Please ask the Rector or Church Secretary.
Confetti, Rice, Birdseed: Not.
Heat: St. Barnabas is not air conditioned. In the summer the church can be very warm. Advise your family and friends to dress appropriately.
Cost: There is a $500 facilities fee for those who are not active members of St. Barnabas. This will cover everything except an organist. If you wish to use an organist, you will need to negotiate an additional, separate fee with him or her. There is no fee expected for the Rector of the parish, but you should pay a retired priest or someone who is not on parish salary. The facilities fee, or any donations, should be given to the officiating clergy person no later than the rehearsal. Cheques should be made out to St. Barnabas Anglican Church.
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