Congratulations on your engagement! Your wedding ceremony is the moment when you will solemnly promise before God, your friends, and your family to “stick together” for all of life. With their beautiful stained-glass windows, Christ Church Dungog, Saint Johns Clarence Town and Saint Peters Bendolba have long enjoyed reputations as one of the best places to be married in the Dungog Shire. In our churches, you will make your vows in a Christian ceremony which is both solemn and joyful, using the timeless words of the Anglican wedding service. Wherever you may stand with God now, our prayer is that your wedding at in our parish centres would draw you closer to God through his Son, Jesus Christ.
Your wedding ceremony will follow the second order for marriage from An Australian Prayer Book. As you plan your wedding together with the priest, you will have many opportunities to make the service your own, through choosing music and Bible readings that have special meanings for you. Couples sometimes ask to write their own vows; unfortunately this is not possible within the laws of the Anglican Church of Australia. However, we can make space for you to express your feelings toward one another at another part of the service. Weddings are usually conducted by our Priest Revd. Kim Hodges, and are not held on Sundays.
Photography and video are permitted during the service, if they are discreet, considering the service and the guests. Photographers and video operators should speak with the verger before the wedding.
The basic fee for our weddings is $500 but will change based on church venue hire, if required. This includes pre-marital counselling.
Please be in contact with the form below if we can help you with a wedding in beautiful Dungog!