Weddings at Ryde Gladesville Catholic Parish
incorporating Our Lady Queen of Peace, Gladesville and St Charles Borromeo, Ryde
Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding! This is a wonderful and exciting time for not only the couple but the whole family.
Marriage in the Catholic tradition is a covenant – a sacred vow that, like God’s promise of love to us, can never be broken. From the beginning, God created man and woman to be joined as a sign of His love both to each other and to the world.
In the Catholic Church, Marriage is one of seven Sacraments - a sacred sign that presents to the world a deeper spiritual reality. A man and woman in marriage reveal the full, free, faithful and fruitful love that Jesus Christ has for each of us.
The Wedding Process
Couples are asked to give at least six months’ notice to the officiating priest or deacon. One months’ notice is obligatory by law, but the longer notice requested here allows for calm and serious preparation for marriage.
Couples meet with the priest or deacon beforehand to discuss their upcoming marriage and any preparation needed for it. All couples are required to attend a marriage preparation course run by experienced catholic couples who are well versed in the dynamic nature of marriage and family life.
You are welcome to fill out the Wedding Enquiry Form below, or if you require more information contact the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 02 9807 2966 during office hours
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Parish is a great community and family centre of worship and a popular place for our parishioners and parishioners from other parishes to have their weddings. Below are some frequently asked questions from couples who choose to celebrate their special day at our churches.
For any further enquiries, please email email@example.com, or call the 02 9807 2966 during office hours.
Do I have to be Catholic to have a wedding at Ryde-Gladesville?
In order to be married at Ryde-Gladesville Catholic Parish, at least one of the parties, bride or bridegroom must be a baptised Catholic. If you have any further enquiries about this, please mention this in your expression of interest form or contact the Parish Office.
Do I have to be a parishioner?
Couples from both inside and outside our Parish community are welcome to celebrate their wedding at our churches. If you are from outside of the parish however, you need to arrange for your own Priest or Deacon to perform the ceremony.
Who can be a celebrant?
As we are a Catholic parish, only a Priest or Deacon can perform the ceremony in the church. We have three priests at our parish who are available to be celebrants at your wedding- Fr Greg Morgan, our Parish Priest, and Fr Alfredo Serrano-Vasquez and Fr Daniele Sollazzo, our Assistant Priests.
For more information about our clergy, visit our 'Contact Us' page.
Please note, non parishioners are required to arrange their own celebrants, however we are happy to provide you with a list of celebrants for you to contact.
Submit a Wedding Enquiry
If you are interested in celebrating your wedding at Ryde-Gladesville Parish, please complete the form below and a member of our weddings team will be in touch shortly. You can also complete this form in your browser.
St Charles Borromeo Church, Ryde
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Gladesville
Our Weddings Team members are here to help with the organisation and faith formation for your special day, and assist with any issues you may have. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judy is the EA to Fr Greg Morgan and the Office Coordinator at Ryde-Gladesville.
Jemille West is our Youth Coordinator at Ryde-Gladesville, and works closely with people ages 18-40.