Weddings at St. James

Looking for a dignified occasion in an awesome surrounding?


The Cathedral team can offer you a simple, but beautiful ceremony using the very best of a traditional wedding in modern English, and a range of prayers and readings that you choose with the celebrant.  Music can also be arranged with the celebrant and organist with a range of choices. The use of uncomplicated Christian vows, reflecting a modern partnership of inclusion and equality, will underline your desire to make this commitment the most meaningful choice in your life together.


And there’s more good news?

There is no charge for the use of the Cathedral or the service!  We pass on costs, but discuss these with you at the first interview!

You will spend part of a day together with other couples, well before your date, sharing some of your ideas and preparation.


You are encouraged to use the Cathedral itself for some of your photos (and we can even discuss using the cloisters for drinks),  so time is made between any other bookings to give you space.

We will willingly discuss re-marriage for one or both partners,  and encourage those with children to involve them in the service at some point.

If you have some special needs,  or want a smaller quieter service,  then we are happy to discuss this with you.  Our access for individuals (or couples) involves a simple ‘no steps’ site.  Parking for families and bridal party is very simple.


Interested and want to know more?

Email the ‘Marriage Team’ at and we will arrange a ‘no obligation’ meeting with you.  Date and time can be in confirmed as soon as you like after this meeting by the payment of a deposit against costs.


And there’s still more?

We have other, smaller venues,  with the delightfully restored church at Belgian Gardens, and a simple, well kept church on Magnetic Island with a great view of the hill as a back-drop inside.

We wish you all joy in the preparation and God’s blessing on your future together.