Considering St. John’s Episcopal Church for your wedding?
Here are some things you need to know:
The Episcopal sacrament of marriage is a holy rite steeped in tradition and history, a ritual in which you, your future spouse, and your community of loved ones come together to acknowledge your commitment to one another. The clergy at St. John’s will provide you with a thorough understanding of the sacrament of marriage as you prepare to take this significant step in your lives.
The Episcopal Church requires a minimum of 3 hours of premarital counseling with a priest (preferably the priest performing your ceremony) to be completed prior to the ceremony. Premarital counseling is usually scheduled in two 1 ½ hour sessions. During these sessions, the priest will discuss details of the marriage service, choices of music, and optional readings. You are also encouraged to use this time to explore your relationship with your future spouse, your patterns of communication as a couple, and what Christian marriage entails.
In order to be married in the Episcopal Church, either the bride or the groom must be a baptized Christian. Also, if either of you has been previously married, you will need to complete a form for the Bishop of Colorado so your new marriage can be authorized in the Church. Copies of this form are available in the church office.
For more information, please refer to these PDFs:
We look forward to working with you as you begin to prepare for your life in Christ together.