We at St. John’s Church are pleased to share in the joyous event of your wedding. In the Episcopal Church, the rite of marriage is a sacred event and requires the use of the Episcopal order of service for the celebration and blessing of marriage, as printed in the Book of Common Prayer, or the use of a very similar service.
Wendy Cote 207-408-6956 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our wedding coordinator will offer the hospitality of the parish to you by answering questions regarding the use of the church, flowers, candles, photograph, and wedding customs at St. John’s. Our wedding coordinator will be present at your rehearsal and on your wedding day to assist you and oversee the details of the ceremony, placement of flowers and photography and video etiquette.
Wedding Policy for St. John’s Members
Parishioners who have been attending St. John’s for a minimum of six months are welcome to have their wedding in the church.
Pre-marital counseling sessions are required with the clergy here for all couples prior to their wedding. Weddings are not scheduled during Lent and Advent and weddings are not scheduled on Sundays.
If either the bride or the groom has been divorced, it is necessary to receive the approval of the bishop for the officiating clergy to perform the marriage ceremony. This procedure is done in consultation with the clergy and an additional 30 days may be necessary for the bishop to consider the request.
We do a select number of non-member weddings each year. We have an all-inclusive fee of $5000 which includes the use of the church, the clergy and pre-marital counseling, the music director, the sexton, the altar guild, and the services of our wedding coordinator.
See St. John’s Wedding Brochure for complete wedding information.