Marriage

Marriage in the Church is a sacrament and celebrated according to the liturgy for such set forth in the Prayer Book, usually in the context of a Nuptial Eucharist.  See page 310 of the Prayer Book.  Flowers and other decorations are to be arranged with the Directress of the Altar Guild.

Ordinarily, one of the persons intending to be married must be a baptized member of the parish in good standing, or in exceptional circumstances a relative or close friend of someone who is.

After application with one of the clergy, a six months waiting period must normally elapse, during which time participation in marriage preparation and regular attendance at Sunday services and other aspects of parish life is required.

Wedding ceremonies normally occur in the church on Saturdays outside of Advent and Lent.  In cases of small ceremonies, or no more than forty participants, modest receptions may be held in the Foyer.  The fee for the use of the church and the clergyman is $300; with the mentioned reception, $500.

Only sacred music is permitted, and this must be arranged with the Parish Music Director as approved by the Rector.  Visiting vocalists and musicians must likewise be approved by the Music Director and Rector.  Fees for all such music are the responsibility of the bride and groom.

The Rector or Associate Priest ordinarily presides at weddings in the parish.  Only the Rector may grand permission for a visiting cleric, who must personally submit a written request to him well in advance.

A one perspective DVD of wedding ceremonies (from the rear of the Nave) is available from the Parish at a cost of $100.00.  Otherwise, no photos and videos are permitted during the actual ceremony by anyone; professional persons engaged for such purposes must clarify with the celebrant prior to the ceremony as to where and when other shots of live or posed actions may be taken.