Introduction to Presiding at Weddings

Introduction to Presiding at Weddings

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 entering the presbytery nomination process as a registered wedding celebrant, 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.

Jump to Payment and Registration.

Dates: Tuesday, 22 Oct. – Thursday, 24 October 2019
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): Ben Gilmour
UME Grant: Short-term Education Grants are available for those in financial need.
Please go to the UME Scholarships page for more information.

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Information to Consider for Prospective Lay Marriage Celebrants

Guidelines for Proposing Lay Marriage Celebrants | PDF 3 pages | 312 KB

Notes for Lay Marriage Celebrants in the UCA | PDF 1 page | 260 KB


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,16 October.


Payment Processing Instructions:

If you’re unfamiliar with the Eventbrite online registration process, please read through our step-by-step guide to completing your payment and registration –

Click here for step-by-step guide.


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


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.


More Information:

If you would like more information about this course, please contact:

UME Reception | | Ph: 02 8838 8900