Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals

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For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die…a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, 4)

The walls of St James’ Church have witnessed countless baptisms, marriages and funerals since 1824 until the present day, and the current congregation loves to share each other’s joys and sorrows. As Christians, we see profound resonance to these markers of life as we celebrate new birth, covenant relationship, or provide comfort and support as we mourn with each other before our God.

‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit’.
Baptism is available to all who seek to follow the way of Jesus. It is one of the two great sacraments instituted by Christ; the other is the Eucharist, which is available to all the baptised.

Baptism is an affirmation by everyone involved of Christian faith and, in the case of infants, a consecration of them to God and a simultaneous undertaking by their parents, godparents and church family to bring them up in this faith. Anyone who wants to join the Christian church must be baptised.

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For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’

St James’, King Street is not simply a ‘venue’; couples who get married at St James’ come asking God’s blessing on their marriage and for help in keeping the vows that they make. We welcome all who want to make these promises before God.

There are also legal requirements for marriage in Australia, governed by the Commonwealth Marriage Act. There are also some requirements in order to be married within the Anglican Church.

An application form can be found here.

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T: (02) 8227 1300     F: (02) 9232 4182

I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.’

For the Christian death is an end, but only to life as we now know it. The promise of our baptism, repeated during the Eucharist, is fulfilled after our death. We shall live with Jesus in eternity.

At St James’ funerals vary from brief simple prayer services to Choral Requiem Eucharists. An application form may be found here.

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T: (02) 8227 1300     F: (02) 9232 4182