Christian marriage is entrance into a life-long union, and involves the making of vows before God and the Church. The grace and blessing of God is given to help the couple fulfill their vows. At least one of the people being married must be a member in good standing: faithful in worship, serving, praying, and giving. Pre-marital instruction takes place over several months before the wedding, in order that the couple may be prepared for the transforming Christian vocation of marriage. If either (or both) of the persons has been divorced, additional preparation time and the consent of the Bishop is necessary.
The liturgy used for the service is “The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage” which begins on page 423 of The Book of Common Prayer. In consultation with the Rector, readings from Holy Scripture are chosen for the service. Appropriate hymns and music are chosen in consultation with the Organist and Choirmaster.
The Blessing of a Civil Marriage is a service for those who have been married by a civic authority, but now seek the blessing of God and of the Church. The same requirements above apply.
The parish hall in Trinity’s Macsherry Parish Center may be used for receptions. You may contact the Parish Administrator for a sample rental contract. Various other fees may also apply (cleaning, music, etc.)
Please contact the Rector to make an appointment at least six months prior to the proposed wedding date.