Full Christian Marriage services according to the rites of the Anglican Church can be conducted at various venues in the Paphos district of Cyprus. The main churches that the Anglican Church uses are the ancient and historic Church of Ayia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa (the Church by St. Paul’s Pillar) in Kato Paphos, and the lovely, richly frescoed Chapel of St. George in Chlorakas.
Anglican marriages can also be conducted in licensed private hotel Chapels and designated marriage venues.
There is no need to have a civil ceremony before an Anglican marriage service, as the officiating clergy are Licensed Marriage Celebrants of the Republic of Cyprus. The Marriage Service that is used is similar to that used in the Church of England, and is recognised in English law as a valid marriage.
There is a variety of music and readings allowed in the service, but it must be stressed that it is a Christian marriage service that is being offered, and those seeking such a marriage should be fully appreciative of the Christian content of the service. It is also possible to conduct a service of Blessing of a marriage, services of Thanksgiving for marriage, and Renewal of Vows.
Full details of all services and how to book a marriage service, the necessary documentation that is required to obtain a Marriage Licence, and costs can be found on this website, or from the Anglican Marriage Co-ordinator at the Anglican Church Office. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 00357 26-953044 and 00357 99-212627.
Wedding Ministry Team
The Wedding Ministry Team consists of the Wedding Co-ordinator, who works in the Church Office and in the field, with the Resident Chaplains, and two Locum Chaplains who join our Ministry at different times throughout the year; together with our Organist, and a group of parishioners who work as volunteer Vergers and give their time willingly to work hands-on with our many couples; and all strive to care for each couple on an individual basis, paying attention to detail and ensuring their wedding day is unique to them.
The officiating Priest, our Organist (for services in Ayia Kyriaki only) and the Vergers interview each couple to check details, to note particular requirements and to advise about the spiritual importance of the wedding service on a uniquely holistic basis. Every effort is made to ensure the perfect day for the bride and groom, families and friends, and the Anglican Church of Paphos always feels privileged to share in your joy.
The list of Anglican Church of Paphos personnel for 2017 is as follows:
The Reverend Andrew K. Burtt (Resident)
The Reverend Canon R. Anthony Stidolph (Associate Priest)
Ann Bailey (Lay Minister)
Monday : Ayia Kyriaki – (St. Paul’s Pillar) Craig Watts, Trisha Payne, Jacky Cotterill
Tuesday: Ayia Kyriaki – As above
Wednesday: St. George’s Chapel – Chris Hoskins, Linda Turner, Trisha Payne, Jacky Cotterill
Thursday: St. George’s Chapel – As above
Friday: St. George’s Chapel – As above
Other Venues around Paphos
Monday – Friday: Paula Taverner, Christine Jones, Chris Hoskins, Sarah Shenton
Saturday & Sunday: Bookings on application, please.