Mark is a religious leader who is willing to conduct weddings for same-sex couples in Aotearoa. He is part of Auckland Rainbow Community Church, which meets every Sunday evening at 7.30 pm for worship, which usually takes the form of a Eucharist. They meet at St Matthew-in-the-City, which has been a welcoming host for over 30 years. There are other celebrants who are part of the community and are able to conduct civil unions and marriages.
You can contact Mark using this form:
The Community of Saint Luke seeks to be a nurturing community where each is committed to the spiritual and personal well-being of all and where all who come are accepted and respected.
St Lukes Presbyterian parish was formed in 1875 to serve Remuera, Epsom and Newmarket. The present church was built in 1931-32, using the plans of a church built in 1904 in the Scottish village of Twechar, near Glasgow.
In an open letter to the moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, St Lukes has reaffirmed that they will continue to welcome all people into the community, including all who are called into leadership, all who wish to be baptised, and all who wish to be married. Information about weddings at St Lukes can be found on their website.
Contact St Lukes
130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland
Office Phone: 09 520 0740
The Pitt St Methodist congregations have affirmed their inclusive, welcoming position, and same gender marriages may be conducted in Pitt St Methodist Church.
The congregation’s mission statement is:
As a multicultural congregation
we wish to celebrate and affirm our bicultural journey
along with the giftedness and ministry
of all members in the Church as followers of Jesus Christ
regardless of their gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, race, or theological perspective.
We believe that in our inclusiveness
all should speak for themselves
and no one should be excluded
from discovering the grace and love of God
and the opportunity for Christian service,
and further, we believe that this will
undergird and strengthen our ever-changing church.
Knox Presbyterian Church, Christchurch, is a progressive, inclusive faith community, seeking to follow Jesus’ example by including people of all ages, sexual orientations and socio-economic situations as equally valued participants in their congregational life.
Knox supports same-sex marriage. Although willing to offer a venue they can only offer the church hall at present. They are without a church building as it was severely damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes. They are also currently without a minister.
The rebuild of Knox Church has commenced and when completed it will be a beautiful – and safe – venue!
Metropolitan Community Church is a denomination which was established in USA in the 1960s with a mission for a specific and intentional outreach to/with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people.
Crave MCC, formally known as All Saint’s Metropolitan Community Church, have reinvented themselves with a new name and a more contemporary worship style. Home groups are an integral part of their church. You are welcome to visit them anytime.
The church building which MCC meets in is available for same-sex weddings.
Aldred Church Complex
Cnr Nancy Ave & Knowles Street
Phone 03 960 5480
Methodist publication Touchstone reports that Mornington Church, part of Dunedin Methodist Parish, has opted to open its doors to same-sex marriages.
“Mornington has always been an inclusive church,” parishioner Colin Gibson says. “We would be more than happy for our ministers to conduct a same-sex marriage here. We think that is the logical situation. We have always supported gay rights, so we feel it is a perfectly normal extension of this now that it’s legal within the state.”
Coast Road Church is a historic church in Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt. The church was originally a Methodist church built in 1866, but is now multi-denominational. Although the church and surrounding churchyard is now owned by the Wainuimata Pioneer Church Preservation Society and is run independently from any religious organisation, it is still a consecrated church. The society welcomes same sex marriages. Couples can use either a marriage celebrant or a religious minister to officiate at their wedding.