The Celebration and Blessing of Marriage
The Sacrament of Marriage (Holy Matrimony) is a solemn public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God. At St. George's at least one of the parties must be a baptized/confirmed member in good standing. Marriages should be scheduled at least six months in advance. If a person has been previously married, the Bishop of the Diocese must grant permission, and a year must have elapsed between the date of the finalized divorce and the wedding.
Our wedding guidelines are available online for your convenience.
We do not schedule weddings during the seasons of Lent or Advent. You may check the possibility of scheduling a wedding on any other Saturday by contacting Rebecca Teel (385-2150 x 213).
The Marriage Course
Imagine a candlelit dinner for two. There are flowers on the table and soft music is playing in the background. Your delicious dinner is served by a dedicated servant of God. You have time to focus on just the two of you as a couple. Sound good? If so, consider signing up for the Marriage Course.
The Marriage Course is for any couple, whether you have been together for one year or 61 years and whether you feel you have a strong relationship or are struggling.
If you have a strong marriage this course will help you make it even better and will reinforce your good habits. If on the other hand your marriage is in difficulty, the course will help provide you with very practical tools to help you work through the issues. Some couples who are separated have used the course as a way of trying to get back together.
Over seven sessions of the course you will discover practical tools to help you:
- understand each other’s needs
- communicate more effectively
- grow closer through resolving conflict
- heal the ways you’ve hurt each other
- recognize how your upbringing affects your relationship
- improve relationships with parents and in-laws
- develop greater sexual intimacy
- discover each other’s love languages
- and much, much more!
The aim of The Marriage Course is to help couples grow closer and build a healthy relationship that will last a lifetime.
The course takes place over seven evenings. There is NO group work, so relax - you will not have to share anything about your relationship with anyone else.
Do you have questions about participating in a future offering of The Marriage Course? Contact Malone Gilliam at 385-2150 x 215 to learn more.