Mark Hangartner, Auckland Rainbow Community Church

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:


Rev Glynn Cardy

Glynn-portrait-smGlynn is Minister of the Community of St Luke, in Remuera. He is a new Presbyterian. He says his last appointment as a minister was 9 years in a congregation of whom approximately a third would have identified themselves as LGBTQ. “I learnt a lot. I was very involved in the struggles in the Anglican Church regarding issues of leadership, marriage, and sexuality.”

Glynn is married to Stephanie, and dad of 4 kids [all still at home] and 2 cats.

The Community of St Luke has written an open letter affirming that the community welcomes all who wish to be married.

Glynn can be contacted on 09 520 0678 or 021 545 969 or by using the contact form below.

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Rev. Adrian Skelton

AdrianSkeltonAdrian is minister at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Hastings. He was a teacher of Mathematics and Science in Sussex, England and Ho, Ghana (with Voluntary Service Overseas). Extending his service in Ghana for third year, he met his future wife Kate and discovered a vocation to Christian ministry. Returning to England, Adrian candidated for the ministry of the United Reformed Church (Congregational/Presbyterian), married Kate, trained in Birmingham, and has ministered in churches in Greenwich (London), Oxted (Surrey) and Marsh Green (Kent).

Adrian has an M.A. in Theology and Education from King’s College London and believes in deepening the theological understanding of church members through study groups. His own theological interests include the historical Jesus and the very early church.

Adrian enjoys listening to choral music and opera, singing in church, badminton, long-distance tramping and un-pasteurised beer.

St Andrew’s is available as a wedding venue. As an outdoor venue, Adrian recommends a very lovely sunken garden at Frimley Park.

You can phone Adrian on 06 870 6060, or email him using the contact form below.

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Rev. Leanne Munro

A former paediatric nurse, Leanne was ordained in May 1999. She has been a parish minister (St Stephen’s, Hamilton South) and an aged care chaplain (Presbyterian Support Central, Wellington). Since early 2006 following the birth of her daughter she has worked from home filling in for colleagues when asked. She is married to Dugald. Leanne enjoys friends, family, the wild Wellington coast, a good book, music (all sorts), playing the piano and singing.

Leanne can be reached on 04 976 3331 or using the contact form below.

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Rev Roger Pym

Roger is an ordained Unitarian Minister and is currently the minister with Canoe of Souls Unitarian Church in Auckland. Unitarianism is an open religion/philosophy that accepts there is wisdom, light and truth in all religions and philosophies of life. 

Roger would be very happy to marry same-sex couples. He recognises that the uniqueness of each person and situation must be honoured and sees the task of Celebrant as one of facilitation, of bringing together, and of holding. 

You can contact Roger through his website. 

Derek McCullough

Derek McCullough is the co-ordinator of the Unitarian Universalist group in Christchurch and he has been a marriage and civil union celebrant for 10 years. Derek is available to conduct same-sex marriages.

He prefers to facilitate the creation of a meaningful service that reflects the personalities and desires of the couple involved, making sure that it contains the legal requirements.

He can be contacted on 03 384 9099 or by using the contact form below

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