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Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin is an ideal place for weddings. This modern building, with its light, open design, surrounded by beautiful park land makes for a perfect setting. The Anglican Church’s wedding services are beautifully worded, and at Christ Church they are conducted with a deep respect for God and the people getting married.

Planning the Service

We know that planning a wedding is a huge undertaking, no matter how big or small. In the midst of booking venues for the service and reception, negotiating the guest list, meeting with caterers, finding the right photographer and trying on suits and dresses one thing that can often get overlooked is the service itself.

The clergy at Christ Church Cathedral are here to help you plan a service that reflects you and your partner’s dreams, vision and values.

One of the tools we have to help you begin is two versions of services offered in A Prayer Book for Australia. Most couples choose version two with its contemporary language and imagery. Either service can be adapted to suit particular needs and wishes where possible.

Other things to think about for the service include readings and music, and who you would like to participate.  These are key ways to personalise even the most traditional service.

This is your day and we are here to help you along the way.

Wedding Checklist

The first step is to check availability of your preferred date. Once we have made a pencil booking in our system, you will need to fill out a booking form and return it to us along with a $100 deposit to confirm your booking, as soon as possible.

4-6 months before your wedding you should arrange a time to meet with the Dean or officiating priest to organise Marriage Preparation and to begin planning the ceremony. You will need to bring birth certificates to this meeting.

2-3 months before your wedding you should contact the Cathedral organist to discuss your music requirements. You should also schedule a wedding rehearsal with the officiating priest.

On the day of your rehearsal you should bring your final payment to the Cathedral office.