Introduction to Presiding at Weddings


Event Details


Are you interested in becoming a wedding celebrant, being able to conduct ceremonies for such joyous occasions in the lives of communities?

For those seeking Synod approval as registered wedding celebrants, our three-day Presiding at Weddings course begins with the Government and Church requirements for conducting a wedding
before looking at dealing effectively with the initial enquiry, pre-marriage counselling, legal paperwork, Uniting Church liturgy, and how we speak of God in the context of bright celebration.

Summary: This is a 3-day training course for those seeking recognition as a registered wedding celebrant.  

Course content includes:

  • government and church requirements for conducting a legal wedding,
  • how to deal effectively with an initial inquiry,
  • pre-marriage counselling,
  • handling legal paperwork,
  • Uniting Church liturgy, and
  • how we speak of God in the context of a bright celebration.
Dates: Tuesday, 24 July – Thursday, 26 July 2018
Times: 9:30 a.m. Start / 5 p.m. Close (each day)
Venue: Uniting Church Centre for Ministry
16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
Cost: $320 per person
(including course materials, and catered –
lunches, plus morning & afternoon teas)
Facilitator(s): Rev Bronwyn Murphy
UME Grant: Short-term Education Grants are available for those in financial need.
Please go to the UME Scholarships page for more information.
Pre-course Reading and Written Task:

There in no assigned pre-course reading or written task for this course.

Online Payment and Registration Form:

Please register and pay in advance, via the online ‘Tickets’ payment and registration form that appears below.
Please Note: Registrations Close – Wednesday, 18 July at 11:30 p.m.
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Payment Processing Instructions:

To pay by credit card:

  1. select the quantity of tickets you wish to purchase.  Then,
  2. click on the green ‘Order Now’ button.  Then,
  3. complete the Online Registration Form that appears next.  Then,
  4. click on either the: MasterCard, Visa, or PayPal icons that appear at the bottom of the registration form to progress to payment processing.  Then,
  5. select your preferred method of payment (i.e. ‘Pay with Credit or Debit Card’ – the grey button that appears on the screen).  Then,
  6. on the following ‘PayPal Guest Checkout’ screen, submit your: credit card, billing address, and contact details, then click ‘Pay Now’ to complete your purchase.
    (When paying by credit card, you are under no obligation to accept the offer to: ‘Create a PayPal account?’ near the bottom of the checkout screen.)

To pay by cheque:

  1. select the quantity of registration tickets you wish to purchase.  Then,
  2. click on the green ‘Order Now’ button.  Then,
  3. complete the Online Registration Form that appears next.  Then,
  4. click on the blue word ‘Show’ that appears under the ‘Other Payment Options’ text at the bottom of the registration form.  Then,
  5. click on the blue ‘Pay By Cheque’ button that appears at the bottom of the registration form to complete your registration.  Then,
  6. post your cheque, made payable to: ‘Uniting Mission and Education’, to the address provided on your invoice.

Please, no cash upon arrival at the course.

Onsite Overnight Accommodation:

Those wishing to book overnight accommodation on-site at the Centre for Ministry are required to make inquiries directly with the Uniting Venues Booking Office:
Ph: 1300 138 125
E-mail: service@unitingvenues.org
Web: www.unitingvenues.org/contact (choose ‘North Parramatta’ from the ‘Preferred centre’ drop-down list)

Travelling to the Centre for Ministry:

The Centre for Ministry is accessible by public transport. Please click on this link for more information about travelling to the centre via public transport. A free visitor car park is also available on-site, as well as in the overflow car park in the paddock diagonally opposite the centre’s driveway entrance.

Short-term Education Grants:

UME offers short-term education grants for those in financial need. Please click on this link for more information and a downloadable application form.

More Information:

If you would like more information about this course, please contact, either:
Bronwyn Murphy | Mob: 0428 411 830
Rohan England | umeinfo@nswact.uca.org.au | Ph: 02 8838 8912

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