Knox Presbyterian Church, Christchurch

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!

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MCC Crave

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
Christchurch 8013

Phone 03 960 5480

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

Email Derek:

Rev Hugh Perry

Hugh is a Presbyterian minister in a Christchurch Methodist/Presbyterian cooperating parish with an inclusive theology.

He is open to planning a wedding with as much input a couple may wish to have as well as being able to offer guidance where needed. He sees a duty to be available to conduct weddings for same sex couples wishing to marry in a Christian context.

His church, St Alban’s Uniting Parish, is available for same-sex weddings.

Hugh can be contacted on 03 385 7545 or by using the contact form below.

Email Hugh:

St Ninian’s

St Ninian’s is a Presbyterian Church community committed to exploring the Christian faith and practice from a liberal/progressive Christian perspective.

We enjoy the space and freedom to explore and discover what matters to us – spirituality, faith and community.
We are committed to interacting with our city community in ways that build compassion, hope and justice.
We are committed to creating a safe and hospitable place for people to gather.

When same-sex marriages were discussed at a Standing Committee meeting the response was that if the minister didn’t consult them about current weddings, why would he consult them about same-sex weddings? A wedding is a wedding.

9 Puriri St, Riccarton, Christchurch
03 348 6418