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Should/Can you get married in an Episcopal Church?

The celebration and blessing of a marriage is an expression of Christian community in which a couple makes their vows before God and the Church, and the priest blesses the marriage on behalf of the Church.

If you are from outside the church in which you wish to get married, it is, therefore, very important that you do not announce a wedding date until you and your future spouse have met with the priest and the suitability of the celebration of your marriage has been determined.

Marriage Prerequisites in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego

  • At least one person must be baptized in the Episcopal Church
  • Attend at least one Sunday service at the church where you would like your wedding performed
  • The couple must participate in pre-marital counseling
  • An Episcopal priest must preside

To see the Bishop’s Marriage Policies, please visit this page.

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