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Organising your wedding at Saint Euphemia After booking your ceremony you and your partner will need to organise a number of documents in preparation for your wedding. 1) You will be required to provide a copy of your baptismal and birth certificates. If you cannot locate your baptismal certificate, please contact the parish you were baptised at and arrange for a copy certificate to be issued to you. 2) When you have your baptismal certificate, please arrange to meet the parish priest of the parish in which you live in order to obtain a 'Celibacy Certificate'. (Note: this only applies for Orthodox persons.) You will be required to present to your parish priest with your baptismal certificate and two witnesses over the age of 18 who will sign the 'Celibacy Certificate' indicating that you are not married. The fee for each celibacy certifcate is $70. 3) When you and your partner have both your baptismal and celibacy certificates, please contact the church office on 9709 6908 to arrange a meeting to make the relevant applications and registrations. This meeting must be at least one month before your wedding ceremony. 4) At this meeting you will be required to pay for the wedding license fee of $300 and registration fee of $100. 5) On the day of your wedding please ensure that you arrive on time. There may be weddings or baptisms booked after your wedding. Please be considerate and respectful of their celebrations. 6) The Best Man/Maid of Honour will pay the community fee of $400 on the day of your wedding. 7) If you have been married in the past please provide a copy of your Decree Absolute (Divorce Certificate) as well as a copy of your ecclesiastical divorce. If you do not yet have your ecclesiastical divorce, please inform the church office as soon as possible. GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH AND COMMUNITY OF BANKSTOWN AND DISTRICTS ST. EUPHEMIA"
6-12 East Terrace, Bankstown 2200
Ph  :  (02) 9709 6908  /  (02) 9790 6791 E-mail : revpanagiotis@steuphemia.nsw.edu.au