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Marrying at Grovely Parish

Congratulations on your engagement and wedding decision! It is wonderful that you have found your life partner, and that you want God's blessing on your lives together. A wedding day is a time of joy and excitement and the Grovely Parish considers it an honour to share in such a special and important occasion. The Anglican Church regards marriage as one of the sacraments of life and the church. We therefore take it very seriously, as reflected in the words at the beginning of the service:

Marriage is therefore to be honoured by all. No one should enter it lightly or selfishly, but responsibly and joyfully, with mutual respect and the promise to be faithful.

It is also a legal ceremony, so there are steps along the way that must be completed, by Commonwealth Law. Provided is a list to guide you as you plan your wedding:


Marriage Preparation

We ask that you participate in one of the Marriage Preparation courses offered by the church. KINections has a variety of courses, and gives good,professional and enjoyable group or individual preparation (usually one day only). You can reach KINections by phoning 3435 4300.


First meeting with the Parish Priest

Takes place once you have completed a "Notice of Intended Marriage." However, this cannot take place more than eighteen months before the wedding date; that is, you meet with the priest between 1 to 18 months before your wedding. In that time, we complete the legal requirements of that form, and begin to discuss the wedding service.


Subsequent meetings with the Parish Priest

We meet again before the service is finalised, and then in the week before the wedding. The final meeting is usually the practice of the wedding, and the signing of the declaration of "no impediment" to your marriage. This must take place during the seven days before your wedding day. At that practice, which involves all the wedding party, you would also give the priest the fees (see below).


Flowers and music

These need to be arranged by you with the appropriate parish contacts which will be provided once you have booked your wedding. These women will help you with choice of music, and with the flowers and decorations, matching your bridesmaids colours, etc. Please ring the parish contacts at least three months before your wedding.



The fee for a wedding in Grovely Parish is $600. This includes the costs for the church and the priest.  The flowers and the organist are additional costs that can be discussed with the Priest.  A deposit of $200 is required when the wedding is confirmed in the church diary, the balance of $400 should be given to the parish Priest at the rehearsal.


Wedding Service Sheet

Our parish secretary is able to produce your wedding service sheet if you so desire. Please contact the parish office to enquire about this process.



If you are planning your wedding, we invite you to speak to the priest about marrying in All Saints' church or St Matthew's church. Please contact the parish for more information and to check availability.


All Saints Church, Arana Hills, Brisbane

All Saints - Arana Hills

Cobbity Crescent
(opposite the Library)
Arana Hills Q 4054

St Matthew's Church, Mitchelton, Brisbane

St Matthew’s - Mitchelton

Church Road
Mitchelton Q 4053