As a liturgical church in these United States, and part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, there are guidelines, rules, and laws which we must follow – but the short answer is, Yes, you can be married here. We would be honored to celebrate and bless your marriage!
It is a blessing when people begin married life together in the church. We hope your wedding at Grace will be a meaningful and sacred event that provides a strong spiritual foundation for your life together.
The decision of the Supreme Court making legal the marriage of same-sex couples allows us to welcome all couples who would like to be married here. The requirements are the same for all.
The preparation and planning for your wedding will be a collaborative effort. Within the guidelines of our Book of Common Prayer, we seek to make each wedding a blessed experience that reflects who you are, your hopes and anticipations for your life together, and the circle of friends and family who gather to celebrate and support you.
We offer this prayer for you as you prepare for your wedding and marriage:
Gracious God, lover of souls and giver of grace: Be present to this couple as they prepare for the day of their wedding. Give them wisdom in their shared life and devotion to one another. Make their life together a sign of Christ’s love for the whole world. Give them abiding and mutual affection for one another, and inspire them to reach out in love and concern for others. Grant that their wills may be so informed by your Holy Spirit that they shall continue to grow in love and peace with you and with one another all the days of their life. AmenAdapted from the Book of Common Prayer
Please contact the Parish Administrator (email@example.com or 419.625.6919) or the priest (firstname.lastname@example.org or 419.625.6919) to schedule a time to meet and start setting dates for your “Big” day and the informal discussions regarding your marriage (the days, months, years after your wedding day).