Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant made in the presence of God and the community. In the Episcopal Church, it is required that at least one member of the parties must be a baptized Christian (which means that interfaith marriage is possible for us); that at least two witnesses be present; and that the marriage conform to the laws of the State of New Jersey and the canons of this Church. This parish is open to providing marriage ceremonies to anyone from the wider community who wishes to have a church wedding and are willing to abide by the guidelines set out in the attached document. St. Paul's offers same-sex couples recognition and access to all sacraments, including marriage.
Scheduling and preparing for a marriage ceremony at St. Paul's should ideally be done 8 months in advance of the intended date for the ceremony. If you'd like to explore having a marriage ceremony at St. Paul's, please download the attached document and review our guidelines and fee structure. Once you've had a chance to review the materials, you may contact the Rector, the Rev. Paul Olsson, to set up an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.