Blessing of Same-Gender Commitments

A limited number of churches in the Diocese of Toronto offer the blessing of same-gender commitments. This blessing is not considered to reflect, or to be understood as, marriage, and is expected to be part of an existing pastoral relationship with a priest and local congregation. At least one of the couple should be baptized. For information about churches that offer this blessing, please contact the Bishop’s Office or visit the Same-Gender Blessings page.