A couple's hands are joined and wrapped in a priest's stole during a wedding.Christian marriage celebrates the union of a couple in the context of their relationship with Christ and the whole Christian family.

Anglican weddings normally take place in church buildings. With the permission of the bishop, allowance can be made for weddings to take place outside the church building or in another venue.

Contact your local parish priest at least 90 days before the date you’d like to get married. This allows time for proper preparation for marriage and for a conversation with the priest about the details of the service. It also allows you to be informed about the parish’s policy on weddings.

Wedding policies

Each parish has its own wedding policy. Some welcome all couples, whether or not they are members of the parish, while others have more strict expectations around membership. Each parish also has its own fee structure.

The diocese does require that at least one member of the couple is baptized, and that the couple undertake some form of marriage preparation in order to be married in an Anglican church.

Next steps

For more information about weddings, please contact the parish priest at the Anglican church where you’d like to have your wedding. To find a church in the Diocese of Toronto, visit the Find a Church section of our website.

Same-sex marriage

Certain parishes in the Diocese of Toronto can marry same-sex couples, under pastoral guidelines from the Bishop. For more details, see the Marriage page or speak with the priest at the church where you’d like to be married.