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Postby piyushdabomb » Sun, 09 Nov 2014 12:19 pm

Hi Everyone,

My fiancee and I are going to get married between April 21-23 (we're having a three day wedding, both Hindu and Christian) and in the Christian part of the wedding, we'd like to get married in the most beautiful exquisite classical "non-denominational" Church in Singapore.

In my eyes, beautiful includes:
1. An amazing view of Jesus Christ and the others along the walls/windows.
2. A VERY well maintained building.
3. I'd like to have other things other than the Church there, including a waterfall.
4. etc...

In your opinion, what are your top 3 non-denominational favorite Churches in Singapore?

We have about 300 people coming to the wedding.

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 09 Nov 2014 1:45 pm

piyushdabomb wrote:In your opinion, what are your top 3 non-denominational favorite Churches in Singapore.


Can't help on the waterfall part but so far, very few churches here openly admit to marrying a non christian to a Christian!

Maybe somebody else can advice ....

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Postby piyushdabomb » Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:06 pm

Can anyone else help?

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:33 pm

piyushdabomb wrote:Hi Everyone,

My fiancee and I are going to get married between April 21-23 (we're having a three day wedding, both Hindu and Christian) and in the Christian part of the wedding, we'd like to get married in the most beautiful exquisite classical "non-denominational" Church in Singapore.

In my eyes, beautiful includes:
1. An amazing view of Jesus Christ and the others along the walls/windows.
2. A VERY well maintained building.
3. I'd like to have other things other than the Church there, including a waterfall.
4. etc...

In your opinion, what are your top 3 non-denominational favorite Churches in Singapore?

We have about 300 people coming to the wedding.


Based on your requirement, it is impossible to get non-denominational church with a large crucifix with Jesus Christ. Usually cathedrals of (Roman) Catholic denomination have large crucifix with Jesus Christ, either in front of the sanctuary or below the main steeple.

I think you meant stained glass windows depicting Christ and other Bible characters. In that case, you have your options between charismatic/contemporary mega-churches, or also (Roman) Catholic cathedrals. To name few off my head, Trinity at Adam Road, St Andrew's at City Hall.

Waterfall? Or you mean a pathetic man-made water feature? :P I do not know churches that intimately to tell you if they have a wedding-worthy waterfall. At least not natural ones.

I have my list of "favourite" churches but definitely not wedding photo-worthy.

Your definition of beautiful classical exquisite church would have to be a Roman Catholic cathedral. Many options. For contemporary modern church wedding look with non-denominational leaning, your option would be The Star Vista (New Creation Church).

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:35 pm

I think you're screwed. I googled, "non denominational church singapore". All I came up with is dozens of far right Christian churches... seems like liberal theology is not existent in Singapore... closer to the middle ages.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:39 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I think you're screwed. I googled, "non denominational church singapore". All I came up with is dozens of far right Christian churches... seems like liberal theology is not existent in Singapore... closer to the middle ages.


IIRC, non-denomination churches in Singapore usually refers to contemporary/charismatic churches, some of them are mega-churches because they need to cater to a wide range of background.

I'm ready to be corrected if I'm wrong in this.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:48 am

Isn't the entire Suntec center a nondenominational mega church? The even have water fountain feature for OP! :P

The few people I know who we go to those kinds of mega churches went to places like Singapore expo.

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Postby Addadude » Thu, 20 Nov 2014 9:36 am

I very much doubt that any church will allow you to have a proper cermonial marraige in their sanctuary unless you are a member of that church. For some churches, where the pastor is a licensed solemnizer, they might allow non-members to have a civil union on their premises but that will vary from church to church.

If you just want a beautiful setting for a civil union, you can look at the deconsecrated church at Chimes which has beautiful stained glass windows or the wonderful Armeninan Church close by which is steeped in history.
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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:30 am

zzm9980 wrote:Isn't the entire Suntec center a nondenominational mega church? The even have water fountain feature for OP! :P

The few people I know who we go to those kinds of mega churches went to places like Singapore expo.


well .. now if you did know those 'mega' churches are not so accommodating those of other religions, when it comes to officiating marriages !

Atleast the one in the news reminds that it is right to marry a fellow member of the congregation, for a strong spiritual life together !!!

Addadude wrote:I very much doubt that any church will allow you to have a proper cermonial marraige in their sanctuary unless you are a member of that church. For some churches, where the pastor is a licensed solemnizer, they might allow non-members to have a civil union on their premises but that will vary from church to church.


Non member ? how about non-Christian ?? :P

I think OP may have to build his own church like setup for marriage, as I get the feeling he can afford it

And I am not sure if OPs fiancé is Christian or specifically, Catholic ;)

the lynx wrote:Your definition of beautiful classical exquisite church would have to be a Roman Catholic cathedral. Many options. For contemporary modern church wedding look with non-denominational leaning, your option would be The Star Vista (New Creation Church).


And catholic churches are very loathe of marrying non-Christians to Christians, atleast officially !!

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:43 am

For squirrel's knowledge, and to support Addadude's point, (1) if the pastor/minister is also JP, they can solemnise marriage of non-members (whether one or both), as long as the church's policy allows so. (2) Whether the couple are non-Christians or not (whether one or both), that is another question, also subject to the church.

In situations like (1), these churches normally impose a rental fee to hold the weddings in the sanctuary for non-members, while official church members can marry in the church for free.

Squirrel, you will surprised to know how accommodating Catholics are compared to far right Protestants/non-Catholics (which seem to make up of the majority) around here, not in terms of doctrine, but rather their approach to fellow human beings.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:52 am

the lynx wrote:Squirrel, you will surprised to know how accommodating Catholics are compared to far right Protestants/non-Catholics (which seem to make up of the majority) around here, not in terms of doctrine, but rather their approach to fellow human beings.


Accomodating, yes, I am married to one !

But Catholic priests officiating marriages between a Christian and a non-Christian ? officially it is a NO-NO

During every service I never fail to hear the priests reminder that the church doesn't recognize marriage of a non-Christian with a catholic and more than a fair number of church priests in Singapore will refrain from officiating such a marriage ! Yes, I asked a few !!!


PS, it is not about "MEMBERSHIP" in the church ...

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:02 am

ecureilx wrote:
the lynx wrote:Squirrel, you will surprised to know how accommodating Catholics are compared to far right Protestants/non-Catholics (which seem to make up of the majority) around here, not in terms of doctrine, but rather their approach to fellow human beings.


Accomodating, yes, I am married to one !

But Catholic priests officiating marriages between a Christian and a non-Christian ? officially it is a NO-NO

During every service I never fail to hear the priests reminder that the church doesn't recognize marriage of a non-Christian with a catholic and more than a fair number of church priests in Singapore will refrain from officiating such a marriage ! Yes, I asked a few !!!


PS, it is not about "MEMBERSHIP" in the church ...


I knew you're gonna harp on the seemingly antonymous details, that's why I worded my previous post carefully.

Refer to the text in bold.

Marriage --> doctrine
Behaviour towards others --> no correlation to doctrine

In essence, you and I are on the same boat. :roll:

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:31 am

the lynx wrote:I knew you're gonna harp on the seemingly antonymous details, that's why I worded my previous post carefully.

Refer to the text in bold.

Marriage --> doctrine
Behaviour towards others --> no correlation to doctrine

In essence, you and I are on the same boat. :roll:


I quick read and missed the NOT

:oops: :oops:

Anyway, back to Piyush, is your fiance' catholic or Christian ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:47 am

ecureilx wrote:
the lynx wrote:Squirrel, you will surprised to know how accommodating Catholics are compared to far right Protestants/non-Catholics (which seem to make up of the majority) around here, not in terms of doctrine, but rather their approach to fellow human beings.


Accomodating, yes, I am married to one !

But Catholic priests officiating marriages between a Christian and a non-Christian ? officially it is a NO-NO

During every service I never fail to hear the priests reminder that the church doesn't recognize marriage of a non-Christian with a catholic and more than a fair number of church priests in Singapore will refrain from officiating such a marriage ! Yes, I asked a few !!!


PS, it is not about "MEMBERSHIP" in the church ...


Tell me about it! The Advocate Father of the Catholic Church threatened to excommunicate my wife if she married me (even in a civil ceremony). Her parish priest told us years later, had he known what was to transpire (and the grief it gave my wife at the time) by following protocol and asking permission from the church lawyer to marry a twice divorced pagan and a OTT Catholic, he would have married us without asking the church and taken the flack for it later. But he did "bless" our rings after we got married in a civil ceremony at the ROM and subsequently gained the rights to our children by baptizing them as Catholics anyway. I could care less, as I used be a card carrying Presbyterian until I quit the church in 1960. Been agnostic for over half a century now. But each to their own. I've nothing against ANY religion if it makes that particular follower a better person for it.

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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:02 pm

ecureilx wrote:
the lynx wrote:I knew you're gonna harp on the seemingly antonymous details, that's why I worded my previous post carefully.

Refer to the text in bold.

Marriage --> doctrine
Behaviour towards others --> no correlation to doctrine

In essence, you and I are on the same boat. :roll:


I quick read and missed the NOT

:oops: :oops:

Anyway, back to Piyush, is your fiance' catholic or Christian ?


Catholic or Christian????

I am sorry what .... you do know that the largest group in the christian world are the Catholics right?
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