Cornerstone Counselling Centre
11111 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4
The Family Centre
# 20, 9912-106 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5
Community Counselling Centre
#202 10534 124 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4
Ph. 780 482 3711or
Gary J. Meiers, Ph.D.,
J0Ann Hammond-Meiers, Ph.D.,
& Associates Ltd.
10009-85th Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 2J9
You must obtain a Marriage License from the Registrar of Vital Statistics, Alberta Motor Association Licensing Branch or a Licensing Service. You will need identification, such as a birth certificate, passport or driver's license. You must apply as a couple. If you have been married before you must produce documents to prove that you are no longer married, i.e., a divorce or a death certificate. If you are less than 18 years of age, consent to marry must be given by your mother, father or guardian. Please call a Licensing office as listed in the yellow pages or Vital Statistics at 780-427-7013.
Your marriage license is valid for three months and must be given to the church office at least one month before your wedding day.
Planning Your Wedding Ceremony
McClure United Church holds a maximum of 300 people. We do not allow the removal or covering of any part of the sanctuary during the wedding ceremony, (e.g. The Bible, communion table, pulpit, cross etc.). We do not allow any other “sources of flame” (candles, lanterns etc.) in the sanctuary other than those provided, however you may use a Unity Candle.
The service is planned in consultation with the Minister, on the basis of normal United Church liturgical practice, with some optional inclusion of elements of the couple’s personal choice (e.g. special music, readings, prayers).
We have an organ and piano in the sanctuary. The services of an organist are provided. Should you wish to invite someone else to play for you, you would need to arrange that with our organist. Music for the service is chosen in consultation with the organist and subject to approval by the Minister. Upon request, a soloist maybe provided from the congregation but we require plenty of notice before hand.
Flowers can enhance your ceremony if they are tastefully used. Flowers should be in place in the sanctuary one half hour before the ceremony begins. You are welcome to leave flowers in the sanctuary following your marriage which would be appreciated in our Sunday Service. Pew markers may be used and must be attached by ties or elastics (no tape please).
If you wish to have a bulletin for your wedding day you may do so, however the church does not type or photocopy these. You may buy the bulletin covers from the Universal Church Supplies 11105-102 Ave. (Ph. 780-429-3153).
McClure has a wide chancel area and can accommodate an intimate wedding party of five (including bride, groom and minister), or a larger wedding party of 10 or so. Ushers are very helpful and add a touch of order and decorum to the ceremony. Two ushers are usually sufficient.
To avoid unnecessary disruption of your service we suggest that a ringbearer or flowergirl be at least five to six years old. If they are younger than this, we request that they sit with a parent/grandparent during the actual ceremony.
For formal weddings of twenty guests or more, a rehearsal is usually necessary. All members of the wedding party are asked to attend as well as others who may be taking part ie: readers, candle lighters etc. The rehearsal will be no more than an hour in length and will be held on Thursday as a rule (usually 7 pm). Rehearsals may be changed, if the need arises, at the discretion of the Minister.
Please be ON TIME as the Minister sometimes has two rehearsals in a row or another meeting to attend.
Your Wedding Day
It is illegal for a Minister to marry anyone who he or she has reason to believe is under the influence of alcohol or other illegal substances.
In consideration of our janitorial staff and our church grounds, we ask that you not use confetti, rice, bird seed etc.
We discourage the use of a “receiving line at the church.”
Please note: this is a nonsmoking and non alcohol building. An ashtray is provided outside the building.
During the wedding service a professional photographer may take pictures provided they do not disturb the ceremony. Individuals may take photos during these parts of the service:
the processional, the signing of the register, and the recessional.
It is possible to “repose” for the photographer immediately following the service for any other pictures (not included above) that you may wish.
If you have a designated photographer, he or she must speak with the Minister at least one half hour prior to the service. If you are asking a friend to take your pictures, it is a good idea to invite this person to the rehearsal. A video camera may be used, but the video camera must be on a fixed tripod and the camera be placed unobtrusively, so as not to detract from the ceremony (check with the minister for correct location).
McClure United Church Wedding Fee Schedule
$50.00 non-refundable deposit,
payable at the time the wedding is booked.
Your wedding will not be considered confirmed until the deposit has been made.
In addition to the deposit:
This fee includes the full service the church can provide:
◆ the Ministers’ time in preparing and participating in your wedding ceremony,
◆ the provision of an organist/pianist,
◆ administrative duties
* To avoid any confusion at your rehearsal or on your wedding day all wedding fees are due one month prior to the wedding. Please submit payment to the church office.
Total Cost $ 600**
** Please Note: You may wish to use your own Minister (United Church only) or your own musician(s), however this fee remains the same at $ 600– it is non-negotiable.
Approved at Official Board Meeting - February 23, 2009