The words of the Episcopal marriage service state that “marriage is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, deliberately, and in accordance with the purposes for which it was instituted by God.” At St. Michael’s, we take seriously the business of marriage … not just the wedding ceremony, but the life-long relationship that begins on the wedding day. We want to help your marriage be a strong and lasting one.
Couples who are members of St. Michael’s, or who are children or grandchildren of members, may always get married here. Couples must participate in at least three premarital advising sessions.
If you are not a member, but you are interested in getting married at St. Michael’s, you must be willing to explore what faith means to you and your intended. That means participating in at least three, and perhaps more, premarital advising sessions with clergy, as well as attending church regularly during your engagement, and exploring as a couple what it means to participate in a faith community.
Marriages call for a great deal of planning. Please contact the church at least 6 months in advance of the event, and preferably one year in advance. The Pastor decides whether or not to perform a marriage at St. Michael’s, and any conversations about marriage here always begin with an appointment with the Pastor.
We perform marriages for all couples, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. All standards for premarital preparation, membership, etc. apply equally to every couple that gets married at St. Michael’s.