The Scriptures teach us that marriage is a gift of God in creation and a means of His grace, a holy mystery in which man and woman become one flesh. It is God’s purpose that, as husband and wife give themselves to each other in love throughout their lives, they shall be united in that love as Christ is united with His Church.
Marriage is given, that husband and wife may comfort and help each other, living faithfully together in need and in plenty, in sorrow and in joy. It is given, that with delight and tenderness they may know each other in love, and, through the joy of their bodily union, may strengthen the union of their hearts and lives. It is given, that they may have children and be blessed in caring for them and bringing them up in accordance with God’s will, to His praise and glory.
In marriage, husband and wife belong to each other, and they begin a new life together in the community. It is a way of life that all should honour, and it must not be undertaken carelessly, lightly, or selfishly, but reverently, responsibly, and after serious thought.
A couple may apply to solemnise their marriage at St Andrew’s Cathedral (“Cathedral”) if both parties are baptised Christians, either single or widowed, 21 years of age and above, and the couple have not registered their marriage with the Registry of Marriages. At least one party shall be a confirmed member of, and worship regularly at Cathedral.
Both parties must attend and complete the Cathedral Marriage Preparation Course before the wedding, and couples may be invited to meet with a Cathedral pastor for a pastoral interview.
Couples planning to get married at Cathedral should submit the Notice of Marriage Form at least 6 months (preferably 1 year) before their requested wedding date.
Couples will be able to indicate their preferred wedding date in the Notice of Marriage Form. Weddings may be conducted at Cathedral on Saturdays, but excluding public holidays and the seasons of Lent, Advent and Christmas.
The Notice of Marriage Form should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any request for a wedding service at Cathedral (including the service date, time and venue) is subject to approval by the Cathedral office.
Please note that the Nave will not be available for weddings in 2022. The Pavilion will be available for booking, for wedding services on Saturdays:
(1) Slot 1: from 8.30am to 10.30am; and
(2) Slot 2: from 11.30am to 1.30pm,
subject always to the applicable Covid-19 Safe Management Measures prevailing on the date of the marriage solemnisation ceremony.
Couples will need to comply with Cathedral policies and guidelines applicable to weddings, as well as the legal requirements for registering a marriage in Singapore. More information on the legal requirements is available at www.rom.gov.sg.
For further enquiries on getting married at the Cathedral, please drop us an email.
Updated 24 September 2021