Apply to be an FIEC Celebrant
To apply to to be an FIEC Marriage Celebrant you will need to:
Download the NOMINATION FOR REGISTRATION OF MINISTER OF RELIGION form.
Fill in the form with your details and get it witnessed (by someone - see page 2 for people who can sign as a witness).
If you are not the Senior Pastor of your church, get a letter from them requesting your registration as an FIEC Marriage Celebrant.
Fill in this form (click here) and upload your completed, signed and witnessed nomination form, and the letter from your Senior Pastor (if applicable).
Post the original of your completed, signed and witnessed form to FIEC, PO Box 5170, Lyneham ACT 2602.
You will then receive notification of the approval of your nomination when it has been processed by the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry in your state or territory.
You will be required to undergo some online training regarding FIEC Marriage Services and your obligations as a celebrant.
FIEC Approved forms of Marriage Service
As an FIEC Marriage Celebrant, you are required to follow 'A Service for Marriage' - 1st or 2nd Form from 'An Australian Prayer Book 1978' (AAPB) when conducting a wedding.
* We are currently reviewing the forms of service that FIEC Marriage Celebrants may use. We will keep you updated on this.
The text of both services are available here to download:
An Australian Prayer Book. © 1978 The Anglican Church of Australia Trust Corporation.*
GUIDELINES ON THE MARRIAGE ACT 1961
Notice of Intended Marriage Fact Sheet
Please be up to date with the guidelines and the Notice of Intended Marriage Fact Sheet.
* Copyright information
The following is taken from www.broughtonpublishing.com.au
"Members of the Anglican Communion and churches of other denominations are welcome to make print or electronic copies of An Australian Prayer Book, in whole or in part for liturgical or church purposes, free of charge provided they are attentive to the integrity of the text, that copies are not made available for sale and that the source of the extract is appropriately acknowledged e.g. title and page number."