Holy Matrimony is the sacrament by which two people enter into a life-long union by making vows before God and the Church.
A wedding at St. James’ celebrates Christian marriage and seeks God’s blessing on a couple’s life together. A Christian marriage implies a belief that faith will play an important role in your relationship. It also suggests that the couple embraces the dedication and disciplines required in Christian marriage. The service affirms a commitment and belief that marriage is a life-long covenant, undertaken through a vow of love and faithfulness, and by a desire for a shared life. Couples are prepared through a series of conversations with the clergy to explore the Christian understanding of marriage and to plan the service.