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Baptisms & Weddings

Baptism is the sacrament of initiation as full members of the Christian Church, and in baptism we enter into covenant with God and each other.

Baptism is truly a joyful event for our entire community, and we do many baptisms here at St. James throughout the year. If you are interested in having your child baptized here, or being baptized here yourself (we baptize all ages, of course), please contact our office and they will help you set a date that works for you and your family, as well as set up a meeting with the priest, Mother Storm. The process is fairly simple and straightforward. We assume this will be the beginning of a long Christian journey for you or your child, as well as your family. There will be much to learn as you grow (as we say in the service itself) "into the full stature of Christ."

We look forward to being part of that journey with you!

St. James is a beautiful church for your wedding, and we would love to talk to you about having your wedding with us.

As is the custom in the Episcopal Church, the wedding is officiated by the rector, Mother Storm, or by a priest associated with St. James the Less. We have an immensely talented musician, Dr. Matthew Lewis, who plays and oversees the music according to the Anglican tradition.

If you are interested in having your wedding with us, the first step is to contact our office manager, in the church office. She will talk to you about dates, the cost (for non-members of the church) of using the space, stipends for the clergy and musician, and any other questions you may have. If you decide you would like to proceed, she will then make an appointment for you to meet with the priest.

You and the priest will meet three times: once for an initial meeting to get to know each other and set the wedding date, another time for premarital counseling, and a final time to plan out the wedding service itself. You will receive in advance of this third meeting a "customary" letting you know more about the wedding liturgy in the Episcopal tradition and how you can select texts and vows that help make it your own.

Congratulations on your coming wedding, and we hope we can be of help during this happy time!