A wedding is a covenantal relationship – an enduring promise to each other, to God, and to our community of faith. Couples come to St. James to seek God’s blessing, to become members of our community. We want to be there for you throughout your marriage, not just present with you on a single beautiful day.
We require at least one member of the couple to be an Episcopalian and an active member of St. James (or willing to become one).
We require 5 to 6 sessions with a priest to help prepare for marriage with time for reflection and discussion between meetings, often at least a month.
These sessions foster learning, as couples get to know themselves, each other, and their faith. We also want couples to understand the words and concepts in the marriage liturgy and how they connect in a life of faith.
We expect couples to attend church on Sundays and worship with our community during this time of preparation. We want to get to know you and have you know us.