Marriage

A lovely historic church building and a service using the words from the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer are often two of the many options engaged couples are looking for when planning their wedding.

But the meaning of marriage as understood in the Episcopal Church goes beyond the particulars of the ceremony.  Christian marriage is a relationship not only between two people, but also one involving those two people with their community, their church and God.  Although membership in an Episcopal Church is not a prerequisite to being married here, the couple’s growing relationship with God in Christ is what makes a marriage Christian, so faith and church membership are important considerations during marriage preparation.

Also, because Connecticut is a Marriage Equality state, Episcopal Church clergy in Connecticut are now permitted to conduct marriages of same sex couples.

To learn more, speak to our Interim Rector, The Rev. Louise Kalemkerian, by phone, (203) 239-0156, or email, lkalemkerian@stjohns-northhaven.org.