Holy Matrimony is an ancient, sacramental rite of the church with deep roots in scripture and theology. Today the Anglican Church celebrates this marriage rite as a gift from God for loving couples and for the wider community.
Marriage is a symbol of God’s unending love for people and the union between Christ and the Church. As a couple are called into marriage, so God draws their differing gifts and hopes into a unity of love and sacrifice. In the joys and sorrows of life, in prosperity and adversity, they share their companionship, faithfulness and strength.
Marriage should not be entered into lightly, but with reverent and serious respect for those purposes for which it has been instituted by God. It is a life-long union in which a couple are called to give themselves in body, mind and spirit, and so to respond, that from their union will grow a deepening knowledge and love of each other.