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Ceremonies & Special Events

Naming and Dedication: A Service for Parents and Children

The ceremony of naming and dedication stands as a symbol of the child’s relationship to a nurturing community, expressing itself in wider and wider circles of inclusiveness.

The Unitarian Church of Edmonton has prepared a guide to Naming and Dedication ceremonies at our church.

Click here to download (pdf).

The Unitarian Church of Edmonton is available for weddings and services of union, funeral and memorial services, and child dedications. You do not have to be affiliated with our church in order to have the services performed here.

Each wedding is a unique expression of the hopes, dreams and beliefs of the couple getting married. UCE offers a guidebook for those planning their service. It is a guide only and not a set of requirements.Our goal is to create the service you desire.
Getting Married: A Guide to a Wedding at the Unitarian Church of Edmonton

Choosing an Officiant

You may choose a Unitarian minister or Lay Chaplain to preside at a service here or at another location. Our goal is to design a service that fits your religious and spiritual needs as much as possible. While our offciants can offer suggestions, our church has no prescribed service formats or required words. We try to remain flexible and open to your ideas and wishes.

The Unitarian Church of Edmonton is a Welcoming Congregation. This means we actively welcome people of all sexual orientations, ethnicities and religious backgrounds.

For over three decades we have been offering Services of Union to same sex couples. Under current Canadian law we are pleased that we can now perform full and legal wedding ceremonies for all.

Participants in most services usually meet with the minister or Lay Chaplain and plan the ceremony together. The minister and Lay Chaplains have the right to refuse to participate in any ceremony, or any aspect of a ceremony, with which they feel uncomfortable.

The minister and Lay Chaplains follow the recommended fee schedule of the Unitarian Universal Ministerial Association.

Wedding or Service of Union: $225.00 minimum

Funeral/Memorial Services: $200.00 minimum

Child Dedication: $125.00 minimum

These fees include one or two planning meetings and the event itself. A rehearsal can be arranged for an additional fee (currently $50.00). Additional recompense for mileage is expected if the ceremony is outside the city of Edmonton. These amounts are a guide only. Please feel free to discuss these suggested fees with the officiate.

For more information about the services or to book a date, contact the Church Administrator by phone at 780-454-8073 or by email at

Facilities & Rentals

You do not have to be affiliated with the Unitarian Church in order to rent our facilities. Rates vary depending on the space needed. For more information, contact the Church Administrator at by phone at 780-454-8073 or by email at

Bookings & Payment

Officiating services and facilities rentals require separate arrangements and separate cheques. For more information, contact the Church Administrator by phone at 780-454-8073 or by email at

Music and Audio Visual

The main platform is designed to be friendly to live acoustic or choral music. Our grand piano is also available for use. Those who wish to have live music must arrange for their own musicians. You may bring your own sound system, however it is possible to use the in house system provided you hire one of our sound technician. Pre-recorded music on cassette tape or CD or MP3 player or iPod can be played on our system. We have an assortment of podium and portable microphones and stands. An 8 foot wide portable screen is available for projection.


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UCE Home Location Sunday Services Newsletter Site Info Contact Us About Us Programs & Facilities News & Events Ministry Governance & Administration Community Links The flaming chalice is a symbol of Unitarian Universalism. It is drawn from the history of the Christian Reformation in Czechoslovakia where Jan Hus asserted that all members of the congregation, and not only the priests, should be allowed to drink from the chalice at holy communion. Hus was burned at the stake for his efforts, but his followers persisted in building a church that believes in the "priesthood of all believers."