It is a great joy for St. Peter’s Church to assist couples as they prepare for and celebrate their marriage. While there are inevitable stresses and strains, preparing for marriage is a season of love, discovery and eager anticipation. It is a privilege to come to know people and share in this very special stage in their lives.
As we seek to embody the love of Christ, Saint Peter’s doors are open to one and to all. You are welcome here whether you are a parishioner or not, whether you have been active in church attendance or not. You are welcome here if you have never been married or if you have suffered the pain and disappointment of separation and divorce. You are welcome here if you are straight or gay.
We believe that love is a gift from God and that God rejoices in the love two people have for one another. It will be our great joy to support you and celebrate with you. May God’s blessing be upon you. ~ The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field
Congratulations on your engagement! We would be delighted to assist and support you in your marriage, and hope that you will choose to be married at St. Peter’s Church. To check availability for the date of your wedding, please contact Parish Administrator Kate Randall at [email protected] or 215-925-5968.
Before the Ceremony
To be married at St. Peter’s Church, you do not need to be members here; however, the Episcopal Church requires that at least one of the parties be baptized. We ask couples to attend three sessions of premarital counseling by a clergy person or qualified counselor prior to the wedding.
A prior marriage and divorce is not an impediment to marriage. The canons of the church require the priest to receive written permission from the bishop in order to officiate. Generally, this is all fairly straightforward, but additional time must be allowed for the wedding preparations.
Music & Decorations
Music Director Dr. Darryl Roland or Assistant Organist Matt Boatmon will be happy to perform for your wedding service and assist you in planning your wedding music. There is a wide variety of music available to help your ceremony have the dignity, festivity, and joy that you deserve.
Photography and flower arrangements are welcome at the church. However, carpets or aisle runners, scattering of flower petals as well as extra candles, etc. are not permitted at St. Peter’s due to safety concerns. Please no flash photography.
St. Peter’s Wedding Coordinator works with couples to ensure all aspects of the ceremony run smoothly from start to finish. The coordinator runs the wedding rehearsal along with the clergy. Couples should plan to meet the coordinator in advance to discuss any questions they may have regarding wedding day logistics.