PLEASE NOTE: At at 15th March 2020 we are restricted to having no more than 100 people in the Church. This limit will remain in place until further notice. If you wedding occurs in 2020 please ensure you are considering your options regarding the number of guests etc. The Parish Office can provided further guidance if needed.
Your marriage is one of life’s great joys and we congratulate you on wanting to make a commitment to each other in front of God and your families. Both of our churches are popular for weddings so we recommend booking at least 10 months in advance to ensure your preferred date is be available.
Given the number of requests for weddings, it is not possible for Father Sam to celebrate all the weddings that take place in our churches. If you reside outside our parishes, you are welcome to book one of our churches but we request that you approach your own Parish Priest to celebrate your wedding in the first instance.
There are two ways to be married at St Thomas’ or St Patrick’s:
1) Book one of our churches and be married by your own Priest
If you would like to be married by your own Priest or a visiting Priest in one of our Churches, please complete a Wedding Booking Form and a Celebrant Acceptance Form and return both forms to the Parish office at email@example.com.
Once we have received your completed forms, we will arrange an appointment to discuss your wedding. All the information regarding weddings in both our churches can be found below and we encourage you to read these terms and conditions carefully please. Details regarding fees and charges are also in our Information documents.
Please note that St Thomas has an agreed Sacred Music Policy that you should read carefully prior to booking. Details are contained in our Information for your wedding at St Thomas of Canterbury 2020 document below. Without exception the Parish Music Director must arrange all music that is performed in St Thomas. You are not able to bring your own musicians.
No booking will be confirmed until we have received a signed booking contract, written confirmation that a Catholic Priest or Deacon has agreed to marry you, and your booking fee has been paid.
2) Be married in one of our churches by Father Sam Lynch.
If you would like Father Sam to marry you, he would like to meet with you in the first instance to discuss your intentions. Please contact the Parish Secretary on (02)9798 6016 to arrange an appointment. Please note we are not able to hold dates or confirm any arrangements until all required paperwork had been completed and signed. Thank you for your understanding.