Marriage 

In the United Church, we see each person as a unique, loved creation of God and welcome all people to the full life of Christian community, including marriage. We believe God intends loving relationships to be faithful, responsible, just, healing, and sustaining of the couple and those around them, and that such relationships require preparation and nurture.









Booking Weddings:

a) Contact the church at bonnyvilleunited@gmail.com or 780-826-3003 to make an appointment with the minister, Rev. Stephen Sparks. 

b) If the couple are marrying for the first time, they are required to attend 4 wedding preparations classes which the minister will explain in detail. If the couple have been married before, no requirements are made to attend wedding preparation courses.

c) The fees for weddings are $400.00 for the use of the church; $175.00 for the organist; $50.00 for the janitor to clean before and after the ceremony.

d) Weddings are provided to people regardless of religious affiliation.

e) August is holiday time for the minister. Therefore, weddings may be performed for June, July or any other month in the year.

f) All weddings must be performed in the church. Consideration for outdoor weddings or wedding in community halls are discouraged.


Wedding Policy of St. John's United Church

All weddings shall be conducted in the sanctuary of St. John's United Church. There will be no outdoor or community hall services, unless otherwise requested by a member in good standing.

All couples are expected to attend premarital classes as presented and conducted by the minister.  Each couple must pay all appropriate fees to the secretary prior to the rehearsal date.

Mature couples and previously divorced or widowed individuals will not be required to participate in the premarital program.

The minister will be permitted to marry people upon request, whether they are members of the United Church or not. A policy of open invitation will be adhered to.

                                                                                                                    Adopted May 24, 2011