WEDDINGS AT ST. PAULS
One of the great joys of church life is to share in the profound moment when a couple is united in marriage. A wedding is an unforgettable moment in a person’s life, and we are eager to help make the experience of your wedding as meaningful as possible.
Requirements for Marriage in the Episcopal Church
For marriage at St. Paul’s Church at least one of those being married must be a baptized Christian (of any denomination) and the wedding ceremony must be attested to by at least two witnesses.
The Bride and Groom must sign the Declaration of Intention which is included in this packet.
A minimum of three pre-marital counseling sessions with the priest is required before the wedding day. These sessions allow time for the priest to get to know the couple and vice versa. They also set aside time to discuss the Church’s understanding of marriage, to explore the nature of life as a married couple, and to plan the service. In some cases, the priest may suggest the couple seek other counseling.