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The Rutheven Pastoral Charge, offers 3 venues for Weddings using our Minister

The Olinda-Ruthven United Church, Ruthven,
Provides 2 venues for a Marriage Service.

The Sanctuary

         The Sanctuary:
     There is an air-conditioned Sanctuary
     with a center aisle which can provide seating for
     approximately 100 people. We are fully Accessible
     with a paved parking lot, level entry to the building,
     restrooms and a lift to the Sanctuary for everyone
     to view the ceremony. Hearing devices are also available
     for those in need of them.
     There is also a garden which is available for pictures
     following the Wedding Service.

         The Garden:
     Olinda-Ruthven United Church has a beautiful Garden and Gazebo
     which can provide a lovely setting for an outdoor wedding.
     The hall may also be used as a back up for inclement weather.

     This area may be booked separately for pictures
     if you have your Wedding at another location.

Veiw of Gazebo at Olinda-Ruthven

         The Trinity United Church, New California,
     offers an historic and beautiful Sanctuary for a country wedding.
     It can provide seating for up to 125 people,
     a paved parking lot, a stair chair lift for those needing assistance
     to the Sanctuary or the Basement.
     It has areas for taking beautiful pictures of your day.
Inside Trinity United Church

     Couples need not be members of either congregation, but should desire a
     spritual marriage ceremony in which God's blessing is sought.

         The Ceremony
     There is a great deal of flexibility to choose music,
     prayers and reading that reflect your special love and
     commitment for one another. You may also request the
     assistance of a music director, who can suggest suitable music
     for the proccessional, at the signing of the register and
     for the recessional. The wedding service will nomally take
     30-40 minutes to complete including the signing of the register.

         Those who may officiate
     The Rev. Olav Kitchen is the official clergy for the Ruthven Pastoral Charge in Kingsville.
     All services at Olinda-Ruthven United Church, Ruthven and Trinity United Church
     (New California), including all weddings,
     come under his authority.
     Obviously the minister is the usual officiant at all marriage services.
     Nevertheless, some couples will have family or personal friends who are
     clergy and it is natural that they would want them to participate.
     They are certainly welcome to assist the minister in the service.

Rev. Olav T. Kitchen

         Marriage Services at other locations
     The Minister may officiate at weddings in other locations chosen by the bridal couple.

     To request futher information on booking a wedding, please contact the minister,
     the Rev. Olav Kitchen at 519.566.7626 (call or text) or email at