Marriage in the Episcopal Church is when two people choose to make a marriage covenant in the presence God and a faith community. In Christian marriage, a couple receives the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows. At least one person in the couple must be a baptized Christian. The Episcopal Church accepts the baptism of any Christian tradition which baptizes in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We do marry and bless the unions of same-sex couples.

To help prepare for the journey of marriage, the couple will need to meet with the Rector over the course of several months for premarital counseling. If the couple are not members of St. John’s, they are encouraged to begin worshiping and sharing life in our community or be connected to life in a Christian community.

To find out more about weddings at St. John’s contact our church office.

St. John’s is also a place to renew wedding vows.

Renewal of wedding vows at St. John's Episcopal Church in Aptos, CA serving Santa Cruz County

The Rev. Vincent and Loris Coletta renewing their wedding vows on their 70th. wedding anniversary – June 25, 2011