The Presbyterian Church upholds the historic Christian understanding of marriage as the loving, faithful union of a man and a woman.
Consistent with this view, the Church has decided that its ministers may only conduct marriages between a man and woman.
Where you can get more info
- Marriage Discussion Paper (May 2014) prepared by the Church's Doctrine Core Group.
- Read the Church’s 2012 submission on the Marriage Amendment Bill
- Sexual Ethics study guide (prepared by the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand)
- Theology of Marriage (November 2013) issue of Candour, the Presbyterian magazine for ministers