Prior to conducting a marriage, the Epsicopal church requires pre-marital counseling, either by the officiating priest, or an approved marriage counselor. Our service of Holy Matrimony can be found in the Book of Common Prayer, pg. 435. Typically the Rector officiates at weddings. Upon approval of the Rector, other Episcopal clergy are welcome to officiate at a wedding held in our church. Regardless of who officiates, at least one member of the couple must be a baptized Christian.
Second marriages are allowed in the Episcopal church at the discretion of the officiant with permission of the bishop. Those being remarried are required to attend counseling sessions for an extended period of time.
Music for the marriage service is selected in consultation with the Director of Music, Michael S. Murray, must be sacred in nature and conform to the standards set by the parish.
To inquire about being married at the Church of the Redeemer, please contact the Verger, Suzy Westcott or 617-566-7679 ext. 150. As Verger, Suzy coordinates all special services at the Redeemer.
Photos at right by Melissa Coe Photography.