Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals


Saint Jude's hosts a limited number of weddings for couples who are not connected to St Judes every year. If you are interested in being married at our beautiful heritage church in the heart of Bowral, please contact

Weddings at St Jude's start at $3000 and include:

  • Hire of the church for your date. Church doors will open 1 hour prior to your ceremony for set-up.
  • Wedding rehearsal prior to the wedding (1 hour, typically the evening before your wedding)
  • 30 minutes following your wedding for photos in front of the beautiful stone church.
  • Wedding verger who can provide sound technician services
  • AV usage
  • Car parking
  • Equipment hire and cleaning
  • Coordination of the wedding documents (if a St Jude's minister is performing the ceremony)

Optional add-ons:

  • If you wish to make use of our organ, you will need to make separate arrangements for an organist. We can provide you with contact details.

Special discounts apply for members of St Jude's

More information:

  • A piano and an organ are available. Pre-recorded music may be streamed over the sound system.
  • Depending on staff availability, you may need to arrange for your own Anglican minister to perform your wedding ceremony. Under these circumstances, ministers must be approved by the Senior Minister of St Jude's
  • The rehearsal is for one hour and will be the night before your wedding unless otherwise arranged with the verger and minister
  • All paperwork will be completed by the Anglican minister who is performing your ceremony; a copy of the NOIM will be needed two weeks before the wedding to ensure correct details are in the Registry Book, which is held at St Jude's
  • Whilst we will try and accommodate your requests regarding your service, we reserve the right to refuse what we deem to be unacceptable or unreasonable.


We believe you and your family matter to God and he wants you as a family to know and put your trust in him. We are more than happy to offer a Service of Thanksgiving for the birth of your child.  We want to encourage you in your commitment to your child.

A Thanksgiving Service

This designed for people who are not members of the church and do not profess a faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. In the service we do acknowledge God’s gift of life and seek his blessing on their child and thank him for the birth of your child. Your child is appropriately named in the presence of family, godparents and friends, we pray for God’s blessing on your child as he or she grows up in His world and for His guidance in your role as parents. Parents and godparents receive a certificate to remember the special occasion.

Infant Baptism Services

Water baptism is only offered to people who profess faith in Christ and are attending church regularly, and to the children of such believers. Regular church attendance is one of the normal expressions of the true Christian life. Therefore, we do not offer baptism to adults, nor their children, who are not attending church regularly. (Likewise for subsequent children, even if an earlier child was baptised, but the family hasn’t attended regularly since.)

Wanting baptism for your child without going to church, is a bit like asking to wearing a life guards’ uniform at your local pool when you have never been a member of the swimming club nor been trained as a life guard. It would be wrong to say you are a life guard at the pool, if you aren’t actually part of the running of the swimming pool.

Our ministers are always happy to discuss your child’s Thanksgiving service with you.

Please call 02 4862 4383 or Contact Us for an appointment.

Baptism By Immersion.

As an Anglican church we also offer adults who are regular members of the church and profess Jesus Christ as Lord: baptism, and baptism by immersion.


Understandably, funerals are always occasions of great emotion and grief.

Our Anglican service is designed to offer comfort – allow for an element of thanksgiving and for personal contributions from the family if desired. It also allows us to consider more deeply the Christian faith and the hope that we have in the risen Lord Jesus.

Parish ministers are always on hand to visit and to talk with you about the necessary arrangements

Please phone our office 02 4862 4383 for inquiries or Contact Us.


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